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Complexity and cooperation

Source: Semantic Web world for you 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, […]

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Computer Science Unplugged

Source: Think Links A really great way to teach computer science without a computer – Computer Science Unplugged . Thanks to Lois Delcambre for the pointer. Filed under: academia Tagged: computer science, csunplugged, teaching

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Computer Science Unplugged

Source: Think Links A really great way to teach computer science without a computer – Computer Science Unplugged . Thanks to Lois Delcambre for the pointer. Filed under: academia Tagged: computer science, csunplugged, teaching

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Thoughts from the Dagstuhl Principles of Provenance Workshop

Source: Think Links Last week, I attended a workshop at Dagstuhl on the Principles of Provenance. Before talking about the content of the workshop itself, it’s worth describing the experience of Dagstuhl. The venue itself is a manor house located pretty much in the middle of nowhere in southwest Germany.  The nature around the venue […]

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Thoughts from the Dagstuhl Principles of Provenance Workshop

Source: Think Links Last week, I attended a workshop at Dagstuhl on the Principles of Provenance. Before talking about the content of the workshop itself, it’s worth describing the experience of Dagstuhl. The venue itself is a manor house located pretty much in the middle of nowhere in southwest Germany.  The nature around the venue […]

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1 minute video about SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you The VU is making short videos of 1 minute to highlight some of the research that is being done within its walls. This is the video for SemanticXO, realised by Pepijn Borgwat and presented by Laurens Rietveld. The script is in Dutch and is as follows: Ik ben laurens rietveld en […]

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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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Eliminating Friction

Source: Think Links Update: A version of this post appeared in SURF magazine (on the back page) in their trendwatching column Technology at its best lets us do what we want to do without being held back by time consuming or complex processes. We see this in great consumer technology: your phone giving you directions to […]

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Eliminating Friction

Source: Think Links Technology at its best lets us do what we want to do without being held back by time consuming or complex processes. We see this in great consumer technology: your phone giving you directions to the nearest cafe, your calendar reminding you of a friend’s birthday, or a website telling you what […]

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5 Things I learned in Socal in January

Source: Think Links I had a nice opportunity to start out this year with a visit to the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) in Southern California’s beautiful Marina del Rey .  I did my postdoc with Yolanda Gil at ISI and we have continued to have an active collaboration, recently, doing work on using workflows for exposing […]

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