Today I handed in my thesis for a degree in applied engineering. It feels good to finally have the result of one year of work and absorbing knowledge right there in your hand.
The purpose of the dissertation was to develop a module upon The DataTank in order to allow developers to work with more appropriately structured information from multiple data sources through a single call. The result of this was a language we designed for this thesis called SPECTQL. You can test it over here.
Before all else, a literature study researches the meaning of open data, the leitmotif throughout this dissertation. Besides discussing current legislation on open data and copyright, the organisation of Apps for Ghent, an open data event, have been discussed. The second part of the literature study focuses on the relational model, explains semantics and gives an introduction to the Semantic Web.
You can read the full dissertation in Dutch over here: http://pieter.demo.thedatatank.com/scriptie.pdf