August 12, 2010 – Citizen Dan is an open source system for local governments and organizations to publish and visualize community data and content. The system was recently released by Structured Dynamics (SD) as the first instance of the open semantic framework (OSF). shared news of the latest paradigm for knowledge applications in their article, “Citizen Dan Unveiled by Structured Dynamics; First Instance of the Open Semantic Framework”. The system is based on a suite of Web services called structWSF that conduct all dataset and content manipulations. Requests made to these endpoints produce results sets, which are then read by the widgets and components hosted in a Drupal content management system for user display and visualization. SD has been on a mission to shift to simple systems controlled by domain experts and users for some time and relying on their ontology-driven apps based on adaptive ontologies seems to follow that goal.

Melody K. Smith

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