Combating Online Crime with RDF
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  Steve Harris   Steve Harris
Garlik, a part of Experian


Monday, September 26, 2011
11:15 AM - 12:40 PM
Level:  Case Study
Practical Experience

Location:  Woburn Suite

This talk will cover Garlik's use of RDF to represent online crime data, and talk about our experiences of deploying RDF-backed services in business critical production systems.

It will cover the advantages, disadvantages, and unexpected side effects of using Semantic Web technologies, and discuss the architectural implications.

Specific points covered will include:

  • Motivation
  • Issues of scale
  • Cost implications
  • Flexibility of representation

Steve is the CTO of Garlik Ltd., a UK-based financial services company. While at Garlik Steve has overseen the development of two RDF stores, and several Semantic Web applications. Garlik's DataPatrol was probably the first RDF-backed commercial web application which is run at scale, and used by a significant number of users. Steve is also the co-editor of the SPARQL Query specification, and is actively involved in Semantic Web standardisation efforts, and industry outreach. He has spoken in many forums on the advantages to industry of Semantic Web technologies.

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