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Update: TabLinker & UnTabLinker

Source: Data2Semantics TabLinker, introduced in an earlier post, is a spreadsheet to RDF converter. It takes Excel/CSV files as input, and produces enriched RDF graphs with cell contents, properties and annotations using the DataCube and Open Annotation vocabularies. TabLinker interprets spreadsheets based on hand-made markup using a small set of predefined styles (e.g. it needs to […]

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Update: Machine Learning and Linked Data

Source: Data2Semantics Part of work package 2 is developing machine learning techniques to automatically enrich linked data. The web of data has become so large, that maintaining it by hand is no longer possible. In contrast to existing techniques for learning for the semantic web, we aim at applying the techniques directly to the linked data. We use kernel […]

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Linkitup: Lightweight Data Enrichment

Source: Data2Semantics Linkitup is a Web-based dashboard for enrichment of research output published via the Figshare.com repository service. For license terms, see below. Linkitup currently does two things: it takes metadata entered through Figshare.com and tries to find equivalent terms, categories, persons or entities on the Linked Data cloud and several Web 2.0 services. it […]

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Update: Provenance Reconstruction

Source: Data2Semantics Work package 5 of Data2Semantics focuses on the reconstruction of provenance information. Provenance is a hot topic in many domains, at it is believed that accurate provenance information can benefit measures of trust and quality. In science, this is certainly true. Provenance information in the form of citations is a centuries old practice. […]

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Update: Linked Data Replication

Source: Data2Semantics What if Dolly was only a partial replica? Work package 3 of Data2Semantics centers around the problem of ranking Linked Data. Over the past year, we have identified partial replication as a core use case for ranking. The amount of linked data is rapidly growing, especially in the life sciences and medical domain. At […]

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COMMIT@VU Synergy Lunch

Source: Data2Semantics For over a year now, Data2Semantics organizes biweekly lunches for all COMMIT projects running at VU Amsterdam under the header ‘COMMIT@VU’. These projects are SEALINCMedia, EWIDS, METIS, e-Infrastructure Virtualization for e-Science Applications, Data2Semantics, and eFoodLab. On October 29th, we had a lively discussion about opportunities to collaborate across projects (see photo). Concretely: SEALINCMedia […]

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2012Q3 Heads up

Source: Data2Semantics A quick heads up on the progress of Data2Semantics over the course of the third quarter of 2012. Management summary: we have made headway in developing data enrichment and analysis tools that will have use in practice. First of all, we developed a first version of a tool for enriching and interlinking data […]

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New version of Hubble CDS prototype

Source: Data2Semantics Last week we’ve been working very hard to reshape the CDS prototype system for the ESWC demo this evening. This required quite a lot of work on the UI and underlying data (e.g. linking BioPortal annotations to LLD and AERS was not as straightforward as one would hope) New stuff Publications cited in […]

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The COMMIT Kick-off

Source: Data2Semantics The Data2Semantics is part of the COMMIT/ research community. We attended the COMMIT kick-off meeting where we presented our project and networked with the rest of the 15 projects and learned about presenting our work to the broader community. Paul wrote up his thoughts on the kick-off, which you can find here. The […]

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TabLinker

TabLinker is experimental software for converting manually annotated Microsoft Excel workbooks to the RDF Data Cube vocabulary. It is used in the context of the Data2Semantics project to investigate the use of Linked Data for humanities research (Dutch census dataproduced by DANS). TabLinker was designed for converting Excel or CSV files to RDF (triplification, RDF-izing) that have a complex […]

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