Abstract: As statistical data is inherently highly structured and comes with rich metadata (in form of code lists, data cubes etc.), it would be a missed opportunity to not tap into it from the Linked Data angle. At the time of this writing, there exists no simple way to transform statistical data into Linked Data since the raw data comes in different shapes and forms. Given that SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange) is arguably the most widely used standard for statistical data exchange, a great amount of statistical data about our societies is yet to be discoverable and identifiable in a uniform way. In this article, we present the design and implementation of SDMX-ML to RDF/XML XSL transformations, as well as the publication of OECD, BFS, FAO, ECB, and IMF datasets with that tooling.
Keywords: Linked Data, statistics, SDMX, data transformation, dataspaces