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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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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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