This webinar was presented on September 7, and again on October 17, 2017 with coverage of additional topics. Thanks to all who attended! Webinar recordings and other assets are available here >>


Live Webinar

October 17th @ 11:00 am EDT

An Overview of SHACL

A New W3C Standard for Data Validation and Modeling

SHACL (SHAPES Constraint Language) is a powerful, recently released W3C standard for data modeling, ontology design, data validation, inferencing and data transformation. SHACL is based on RDF and SPARQL. The design of SHACL is heavily inspired by SPIN (which originated from TopQuadrant) and IBM’s Resource Shapes and therefore inherits a wealth of practical experience, solving real-world problems and “getting the job done”

In this webinar, we will describe and demonstrate key aspects of SHACL:

  • Using SHACL for data modeling
  • Using SHACL for data validation
  • Extending SHACL
  • SHACL Rules
  • SHACL and Linked Data
  • SHACL and OWL – differences, similarities and co-existence

We will demonstrate how SHACL can support enterprise applications by showing ways that it is currently being used within our agile data governance solution, TopBraid Enterprise Data Governance. These include validating data entered by users, and dynamically generating forms.

Who Should Attend: Data Modelers, Ontology Developers, Project Managers, Architects and Developers working on or considering projects that use Linked Data, ontologies or any RDF-based technologies.

More on the Presenter:

Irene Polikoff

Irene Polikoff
Irene Polikoff has more than two decades of experience in software development, management, consulting and strategic planning. Since co-founding TopQuadrant in 2001 Irene has been involved in more than a dozen projects in government and commercial sectors. She has written strategy papers, trained customers on the use of the Semantic Web standards, developed ontology models, designed solution architectures and defined deployment processes and guidance.




Irene Polikoff

CEO and Co-founder of TopQuadrant, Irene Polikoff was a co-chair of the W3C SHACL Working Group and is now a co-chair of W3C SHACL Community Group.

She will share with attendees not only information about SHACL features and capabilities, but also discuss the rationale behind SHACL’s design and recommend best practices for using SHACL