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What I’ve been working on…

Source: Think Links I’ve been a bit quiet for the past couple of months. First, I was on a vacation and then we were finishing up the following demo for the Open PHACTS project. This is one of the main projects I’ll be working on for the next 2.5 years. The project is about integrating […]

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Updates about SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you With the last post about SemanticXO dating back from April, it’s time for an update, isn’t it? A lot of things happened since April. First, a paper about the project was accepted for presentation at the First International Conference on e-Technologies and Networks for Development (ICeND2011). Then, I spoke […]

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About Data2Semantics

Data2Semantics aims to provide essential semantic infrastructure for bringing e-Science to the next level. A core task for scientific publishers is to speed up scientific progress by improving the availability of scientific knowledge. This holds both for dissemination of results through traditional publications, as well as through the publication of scientific data. The Data2Semantics project […]

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Why provenance is fundamental for people

Source: Think Links Here’s an interesting TED talk by cognitive psychologist Paul Bloom about the origins of  pleasure. What’s cool to me is he uses the same anecdotes (Hans van Meergeren, Joshua Bell) that I’ve used previously to illustrate the need for provenance.   I often make a technical case for provenance for automated systems. He makes a compelling case that provenance […]

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PhD programs as (team) talent incubators?

Source: Think Links Two articles in recent issues of Wired (June/July) got me thinking about the potential role of PhD programs in particular with respect to facilitating business. The first article was about Ycombintor – the highly successful start-up incubator founded by Paul Graham based in Silicon Valley. The second was about the emergence of […]

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altmetrics11 wrap-up

Source: Think Links It’s been about two weeks since we had the almetrics11 Workshop at Web Science 2011 but I was swamped with the ISWC conference deadline so I just got around till posting about this now. The aim of the workshp was to gather together the group of people working on next generation measures of […]

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Making a toaster from scratch

Source: Think Links While exploring the London Science Museum, I saw this great exhibit for the Toaster Project. The idea was to try to build a modern day toaster from scratch. There’s a video describing the project below and more info about the project from the site linked above.  What was interesting was that to […]

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Provenance in the Wild #1

Source: Think Links I’m in London for  a number of meetings. Last week I had a great time talking with chemist and IT people about how to deal with chemistry data in the new project I’m working on OpenPhacts. You’ll probably hear more about this from me as the project gets up and running. This […]

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Intro for Beyond Impact

Source: Think Links I’m pretty excited about the Beyond Impact workshop next week in London. It’s a workshop/hackathon to look at next generation ways of measuring impact in science. This has to do with the altmetrics initiative I’m involved with and our Semantically Mapping Science project. Here’s me giving a video introduction of myself for […]

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CKAN->network exporter for the LOD Cloud

Source: Semantic Web world for you The LOD cloud as rendered by Gephi One year ago, we posted on the LarkC blog a first network model of the LOD cloud. Network analysis software can highlight some aspects of the cloud that are not directly visible otherwise. In particular, the presence of dense sub-groups and several […]

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