Tabular Data on the Web
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  Gregg Kellogg   Gregg B Kellogg
Kellogg Associates


Tuesday, August 18, 2015
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

The amount of tabular data on the web, typically in the form of comma-separated-values or tab-separated-values, rivals that of HTML itself. The problem has long been that such simple formats provide no context for the data, making reliable interpretation difficult. The goal of these standards it to define a metadata format describing tabular data that can be used to validate, view, and convert information from one or more tables into JSON or RDF.

This presentation will provide an overview of the tabular data model and (JSON-LD based) metadata format along with important use cases and conversion examples.

We will discuss:

  • Model for Tabular Data and Metadata on the Web (
  • Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data (
  • CSV on the Web: Use Cases and Requirements (
  • Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web (
  • Generating JSON from Tabular Data on the Web (

Gregg is semantic media consultant and long-time contributor to W3C specifications. Gregg maintains the popular RDF.rb suite of libraries providing access to the RDF/Linked Data platform on Ruby.

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