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Semmtech has converted the National Tunnel Standard (LTS) of Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch road and waterway authority, into Linked Data. Linked Data is an Open Standard designed to make data machine-readable, easily accessible, and reusable. This LTS conversion enables the sharing and application of the LTS across different requirements management software, simplifying how users access it.
Governmental information available in an Open StandardBefore the conversion, users of the LTS had to find, understand, and use data by manually structuring data and copying and pasting text documents (PDF) into their own apps, which was a tedious and error-prone process. Inaccuracies could creep in, leading to costly mistakes down the line, especially if several contractors had to do the same thing multiple times. Semmtech used Laces, a Linked Data Platform to Manage Data Ecosystems, to solve this issue. Laces offers a more efficient solution by automating the process of converting implicit text into structured linked data. This AI-powered solution reduces the risk of human error and enables users to access and apply the information quickly.
How the National Tunnel Standard into Linked Data will benefitThe conversion of the National Tunnel Standard into Linked Data provides significant benefits for users, as they can easily access and apply the information in a structured format. This streamlined process saves users valuable time and resources, enabling them to focus on more important tasks. Additionally, using an Open Standard ensures that the information is widely accessible and can be easily integrated into different software applications. Making governmental information more accessible is crucial in improving data interoperability.
Sneak Preview of the LTS in Laces
In conclusionIn summary, Semmtech’s conversion of the National Tunnel Standard into Linked Data represents a significant milestone. It reduces the need for manual data structuring, ultimately leading to a more efficient and cost-effective LTS use.
If you would like to learn more about this development, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Daan Oostina or book a demonstration.