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Status of SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you Wayan recently blogged about the project SemanticXO, asking about its current status. Unfortunately, I couldn’t comment on his blog so I’d like to answer to his question here. Daniel also emitted some doubts about the Semantic Web, so I’ll try to clarify what this is all about. To be […]

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Clustering activity for the XO

Source: Semantic Web world for you In the past few years many data sets have been published and made public in what is now often called the Web of Linked Data, making a step towards the “Web 3.0”: a Web combining a network of documents and data suitable for both human and machine processing. In […]

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GoogleArt project to RDF, now available as a dump

Source: Semantic Web world for you This post is a re-blog of this post published on semanticweb.com Some weeks ago, a first version of a wrapper for the GoogleArt project from Google was put on line (see also this blog post). This wrapper that was first offering data only data may only be available for […]

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What is data?

Source: Think Links I’ve posted  a couple of times on this blog about events organized at the VU University Amsterdam to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. One of the major issues to come out of these prior events was that data sharing is a critical mechanism for enabling interdisciplinary research. However, often times it’s difficult for scientists to know: Who has […]

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Sunbelt 2011

Source: Think Links Sunbelt is the annual meeting for  Social Network Analysis researchers. It’s been going on since 1981 (a couple of years before analyzing twitter graphs became hip) and this year it’s being held in Tampa. Two of my colleagues-Julie Birkholz and Shenghui Wang- are attending and presenting some joint work. The abstracts are below. If […]

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GoogleArt project to RDF

Source: Semantic Web world for you Google recently announced a new project, named the Google Art, which give access to paints from around the world in very high definition. It also provides some information related to these paintings.This is a very cool service but the data is not provided in a machine-friendly way. So we […]

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An Analysis of Science Blogs from 10 thousand feet

Source: Think Links In preparation for Science Online 2011, I was asked by Mark Hahnel from over at Science 3.0 if I could do some analysis of the blogs that they’ve been aggregating since Octobor (25 thousand posts from 1506 authors). Mark along with Dave Munger will be talking more about the role/importance of aggregators […]

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One SPARQL end point per dataset, One end point to query them all

Source: Semantic Web world for you Althought being commonly depicted as one giant graph, the Web of Data is not a single entity that can be queried. Instead, it’s a distributed architecture made of different datasets each providing some triples (see the LOD Cloud picture and CKAN.net). Each of these data source can be queried […]

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2011 citation metrics…

Source: Think Links The university where I work asks us to register all our publications for the year in a central database [1].  Doing this obviously made me think of doing an ego search on my academic papers. Plus, it’s the beginning of the year, which always seems like a good time to look at […]

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2010 Blog Stats

Source: Think Links One of the nice things about using cloud services is that sometimes you get a feature that you didn’t expect. Below is a nice set of stats from WordPress.com about how well Think Links did in 2010. I was actually quite happy with 12 posts – one post a month. I will […]

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