Charlie: A Democratic Data Platform


Charlie is a platform to allow crowdsourcing of linked data. By creating bundles of related classes and properties, users can define useful sets of data which are self contained.

The semantics of the bundle, and the semantics of the schemas used can then be exploited to build rich interfaces for web browsers, or instant mobile phone apps, to allow data to be sourced from the crowd.

Ideas for taking this project forward

The prototype system will be available shortly after the hackday. This will support simple web based interfaces for data collection. Future work will be based around use of embedded sensors (for location data, photography, etc) and mobile platforms.

Other work could be based around validation of inputs or consensus building in the crowd.

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

Nothing really, if anyone wants to pay me for it then please get in touch ;)

About the data used for this project

The project uses existing schemas, and produces new data.

Project URL:

Twitter: @ed80

Created at

National Hack the Government Day 2011

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