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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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Chinese LarKC BooK

 by Zhisheng Huang The China Higher Education Press will publish a LarKC book in Chinese. This book will appear  in the book series of Web Intelligence and Web Science (http://www.wici-lab.org/wici/WIWS/) . This Chinese LarKC book consists of two parts: Technology part and application part. The technology part covers the topics of LarKC platform, development guide […]

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PhD programs as (team) talent incubators?

Source: Think Links Two articles in recent issues of Wired (June/July) got me thinking about the potential role of PhD programs in particular with respect to facilitating business. The first article was about Ycombintor – the highly successful start-up incubator founded by Paul Graham based in Silicon Valley. The second was about the emergence of […]

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altmetrics11 wrap-up

Source: Think Links It’s been about two weeks since we had the almetrics11 Workshop at Web Science 2011 but I was swamped with the ISWC conference deadline so I just got around till posting about this now. The aim of the workshp was to gather together the group of people working on next generation measures of […]

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Chris Welty: “Inside the mind of Watson”

On Monday, June 27th from 4-5 pm, Chris Welty of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will give a talk on Watson in room HG-01A05 of the VU main building. Title: Inside the mind of Watson Abstract: Watson is a computer system capable of answering rich natural language questions and estimating its confidence in those […]

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LarKC from an HPC perspective

The LarKC folk at the German High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart did a rather nice write-up on LarKC from a high-performance computing perspective, intended for their own community. Find the relevant pages here.

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Traffic LarKC wins the AI Mashup Challenge

A LarKC workflow for traffic-aware route-planning has won the 1st prize in the AI Mashup Challenge at the ESWC 2011 conference, held this week on Crete. The detail of “Traffic_LarKC” can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/fh-hannover.de/aimashup11/home/traffic_larkc, but in brief: Four different datasets are used: the traffic sensors data, obtained from Milano Municipality the Milano street topology historical […]

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The Large Knowledge Collider release V2.5

The LarKC development team is proud to announce the new release V2.5 of the LarKC platform. The new release is a considerable improvement over the previous V2.0 edition, with the following distinctive features: V2.5 is fully compliant with the LarKC final architecture. You can now develop your workflows and plugins, and be assured that future […]

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