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Source: Semantic Web world for you
Let’s assume you are the owner of a CSV file with some valuable data. You derive some revenue from it by selling it to consumers that do traditional data integration. They take your file and import it into their own data storage solution (for instance, a relational database) and deploy applications on top of this […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Let’s assume you are the owner of a CSV file with some valuable data. You derive some revenue from it by selling it to consumers that do traditional data integration. They take your file and import it into their own data storage solution (for instance, a relational database) and deploy applications on top of this […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Emerging online applications based on the Web of Objects or Linked Open Data typically assume that connectivity to data repositories and entity resolution services are always available. This may not be a valid assumption in many cases. Indeed, there are about 4.5 billion people in the world who have no or limited Internet access. Many […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Emerging online applications based on the Web of Objects or Linked Open Data typically assume that connectivity to data repositories and entity resolution services are always available. This may not be a valid assumption in many cases. Indeed, there are about 4.5 billion people in the world who have no or limited Internet access. Many […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: On June 19 and 20, Anna Bon and Christophe Guéret went to Brussels to speak about decentralised open data at the event “Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism” organized by Phil Archer. Here are the slides from the presentation of the position paper : More […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: On June 19 and 20, Anna Bon and Christophe Guéret went to Brussels to speak about decentralised open data at the event “Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism” organized by Phil Archer. Here are the slides from the presentation of the position paper : More […]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: Poster of Downscale 2012 The schedule for the first workshop on DownScaling the Semantic Web is now ready and we also prepared a poster. Jump on the program page to see what we will be talking about on May 28. If you are attending ESWC don’t forget to […]

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The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a UK based institute specialised in development research, teaching and communications. As part of their activities, they provide an API to query their knowledge services data set compromising more than 32k abstracts or summaries of development research documents related to 8k development organisations, almost 30 themes and 225 countries and territories.

A month ago, Victor de Boer and myself got a grant from IDS to investigate exposing their data as RDF and building some client applications making use of the enriched data. We aimed at using the API as it is and create 5-star Linked Data by linking the created resources to other resources on the Web. The outcome is the IDSWrapper which is now freely accessible, both as HTML and as RDF. Although this is still work in progress, this wrapper already shows some advantages provided by publishing the data as Linked Data.

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On March 16, 2012 the European Public Sector Information Platform organised the ePSIplatform Conference 2012 on the theme “Taking re-use to the next level!”. A very well organised and interesting event, also a good opportunity to meet new persons and put a face on the names seen on the mails and during teleconferences :-)

The program was intense: 3 plenary sessions, 12 break-out sessions and project presentations during the lunch break. That was a lot to talk about and a lot to listen to. I left Rotterdam with a number of take out messages and food for thoughts. What follows is a mix of my own opinions and things said by some of the many participants/speakers of the event.

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Last week, I attended a seminar about “Understanding and Managing Complex Systems” organised by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) together with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The take home message from this seminar is that 1) Complex Systems are highly popular in Amsterdam, all the 200 available seats where taken the day the registration was open and 2) Complex Systems is the science of cooperation.