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Data2Semantics at ICTDelta 2011

The COMMIT programme was officially kicked-off by Maxime Verhagen, minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation at  the ICTDelta 2011 event held at the World Forum on November 16, in The Hague. Throughout the day, members of the Data2Semantics project manned a very busy stand in the foyer, featuring prior and current work by the […]

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Does it scale?

Source: Semantic Web world for you Scaling is often a central question for data intensive projects, making use of Semantic Web technologies or not, and SemanticXO is no exception to that. The triple store is used as a back end for the Journal of Sugar, which is a central component recording the usage of the […]

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Using Provenance in the Semantic Web – JWS Special Issue

Source: Think Links The Journal of Web Semantics recently published a special issue on Using Provenance in the Semantic Web edited by myself and Yolanda Gil. (Vol 9, No 2 (2011)). All articles are available on the journal’s preprint server. The issue highlights top research at the intersection of provenance and the Semantic Web. The […]

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LarKC’s Botari wins the 2011 Semantic Web Challenge

The Botari application from the LarKC project has won the Open Track of the Semantic Web Challenge. Botari is a LarKC workflow running on servers in Seoul, plus a user frontend that runs on a Galaxy Tab. The workflow combines open data from the city of Seoul (Open Street Map, POI’s) with twitter traffic and combines […]

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Is data sharing the privilege of a few?

Source: Semantic Web world for you Over the last couple of years, we have engineered a fantastic data sharing technology based on open standards from the W3C: Linked Data. Using Linked Data, it is possible to express some knowledge with a set of facts and connect the facts together to build a network. Having such […]

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RDF is great for mashing up data

Source: Think Links Yesterday, I had the pleasure of giving a tutorial at the NBIC PhD Course on Managing Life Science Information. This week long course focused on applying semantic web technologies to getting to grips with integrating heterogenous life science information. The tutorial I gave focused on exposing relational databases to the web using the awesome D2R Server. […]

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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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LarKC platform v3.0 release

The LarKC project’s development team would like to announce a new release (v.3.0) of the LarKC platform, which is available for downloading here. The new release is a considerable improvement of the previous release (v.2.5), with the following distinctive features: PLATFORM New (plain) plug-in registry light-weight plug-in loading and thus very low platform’s start-up time […]

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PhD Vacancy on CEDAR project

With effect from November 15th there is a vacancy for a PhD student CEDAR – Linked data 38 hours a week (1.0 fte) (for 48 months in total) (Vacancy number DANS-2011-CEDARPhD1) (repeated call) DANS in collaboration with the IISH, and the VU University Amsterdam is working on a project of the Computational Humanities programme of the […]

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Another speed record for OWL Horst inference

If you liked WebPIE, you’ll also like QueryPIE WebPIE performed forward inference over up to 100 billion triples (yes, that’s 10^11). Our about-to-be-published QueryPIE can do on the fly backward-chaining inference at query-time, over a billion triples, in milliseconds, on just 8 parallel machines. Last year, Jacopo Urbani and co-authors from the LarKC team broke the speed […]

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