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Teaching the Semantic Web Outdoors

Source: Think Links Today, I was teaching the second class of our Semantic Web class here at the VU University Amsterdam on RDF and RDFS. After the first half of the class in a very warm lecture room, the students were fading. After a quick poll, we decided to take the course outside. So I […]

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5-stars Linked Open Data pays more than Open Data

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 […]

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Downscaling Entity Registries for Poorly-Connected Environments

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 […]

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Decentralised Open Data at PMOD

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 […]

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Thoughts from IPAW 2012

Source: Think Links This year I had the opportunity to be program co-chair and help organize the 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workskhop (IPAW). The event went great, really, better than I imagined. First, I was fortunate to be organizing it with James Frew from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management a the […]

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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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J-2, we’re almost there !

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 […]

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Dagstuhl: Semantic Data Management

Source: Think Links Last week, I was at a seminar on Semantic Data Management at Dagstuhl. A month ago I was at Dagstuhl discussing the principles of provenance. You can read more about the atmosphere and style of a Dagstuhl event at the post on the provenance event. From my perspective, it’s pretty cool to get […]

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Exposing API data as Linked Data

Source: Semantic Web world for you 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 […]

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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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