The world is confronting a global challenge in the form of the COVID-19 disease spread by the SARS-COV-2 virus.
Data (Measurements), Information (Metrics), and Knowledge (Insights) are crucial right now, with regards to supporting the needs of drug makers, healthcare workers, governments, and everyone else dealing the the effects of this new reality.
A massive KnowledgeGraph known as the LODCloud has been growing stealthily for years (since 2007), and luckily it includes a significant segment dedicated to Life Sciences and BioInformatics.
To maximize the power of the LOD Cloud Knowledge Graph, in relation to COVID-19, we need to progressively infuse it with new information about this virus as it emerges, without the overhead associated with DataWrangling.
I’ve published a detailed post, with technical details for others to emulate, that covers the use of Linked Data principles, practical application of existing open standards (URI, URL, HTTP, HTML, RDF, SPARQL), and a little magic from our Virtuoso Universal Server platform.
What can the Solid Community add to the mix?
Solid Pods provide rapid-fire read-write Data Spaces for contributing data nuggets to the larger Web of Data exemplified by collectives such as the Linked Open Data Cloud.
Simply save you data to your pod and then share its existence via a post here, on Twitter, Reddit, or wherever else you hangout. The key thing here is contributing your pieces to a global jigsaw puzzle.
See TimBL’s Pod Example.
We have a Browser Extension called the OpenLink Structured Data Sniffer that already includes built in support for Solid Pods via a "Save As" feature that includes an upload option. Thus, you can always store data you encounter directly into your pod en route to publication etc…