2022-09-07: Comunica Association Launch

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    On Wednesday 7 September 16:00 (Brussels time), the official launch of the Comunica Association takes place online as a digital event.

    During this event, several invited speakers from various companies will talk about their experiences with Comunica, and show off some demo's.

    This event will be open for everyone to watch. If you want to be notified about updates (such as when the livestream link becomes available), be sure to register for free.

    In the week after this event, we will be physically attending the Semantics conference, where we will have a booth and talk at the main conference.

    Watch live

    Follow the launch event live on Wednesday 7 September at 16:00 (Brussels time). You can either watch on this page, or on YouTube.


    Below, you can find the preliminary schedule of the launch event.


    By Ruben Taelman - IDLab - Ghent University


    Using Comunica for building foundational heritage network services

    By Enno Meijers - Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE)


    Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed At the Dutch Digital Heritage Network we’ve been building services that facilitate the discovery, use and sharing of linked data. Two examples are a realtime federated search engine (Network of Terms) and a dataset index (Dataset Register). Comunica is a great tool that allows us to efficiently query a variety of RDF sources. Plans for the future include a browser-based version and better support for fulltext SPARQL. These require some changes in Comunica, so I’ll take the opportunity to plug our wishlist.

    Building a linked data multi-store with Comunica Association components

    By Wouter Beek - Triply B.V.

    Triply B.V. TriplyDB is a commercial multi-store that offers a wide variety of services over linked data knowledge graphs. Services include Comunica Association components like Linked Data Fragments, Linked Data Event Streams, and the Comunica SPARQL engine. In this talk we show how Comunica Association components can be used to strengthen the offering of commercial linked data products.

    Using Comunica to query Pods hosted on PodSpaces 2.0

    Cancelled due to availability issues, will take place at a later date

    By Pat McBennett - Technical Architect at Inrupt

    Inrupt We see Comunica as a great example of the growing Linked Data and Solid developer community and that's why we actively contribute to it. In particular, we find it to be a great showcase for querying Solid Pods. We recently released an update that allows Comunica to query Pods in PodSpaces 2.0 and we are looking forward to continue our commitment to Comunica and the rest of the Solid community. We are going to demo using Comunica to query Pods hosted on PodSpaces 2.0.

    The more you know - easy access to enriched RDF using LDflex + Comunica

    By Jesse Wright - University Medallist Alumni, Australian National University & Software Engineer at Inrupt

    Slides and Examples

    Jesse Wright Client side query and RDF reasoning has the compacity to unlock a plethora of powerful Web applications. In this talk we demonstrate how Comunica can be used to quickly query across multiple decentralised data sources and receive results that have been enriched RDF reasoning in real-time. We will dive into real-world applications and demonstrate the power of Comunica and LDflex in creating rich user apps with minimal code.

    A querying SDK from research to practice

    By Pieter Colpaert - IDLab - Ghent University

    Pieter Colpaert Comunica was conceived within IDLab as a next generation Linked Data Fragments client, that would be able to query over heterogeneous data sources. It has now grown into our flagship product that we certainly don’t want to keep only within academic mids. We believe a Comunica Association is the right step forward to also involve other universities, industry and start-ups, governments and hobbyists into a true quadruple helix collaboration. Today, we use Comunica ourselves to build a governmental data space, and as the querying engine behind Solid applications.