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Making a toaster from scratch

Source: Think Links While exploring the London Science Museum, I saw this great exhibit for the Toaster Project. The idea was to try to build a modern day toaster from scratch. There’s a video describing the project below and more info about the project from the site linked above.  What was interesting was that to […]

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Explosion under inference (or not)

Should the semantic web be just about querying RDF? Or is it usefual (or even: feasible) to use the semantics of RDF, RDF Schema and OWL to derive additional information from the published RDF graphs? Both the feasibility and the usefulness of this depends on the amount of additional triples that are derived by inference: […]

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Provenance in the Wild #1

Source: Think Links I’m in London for  a number of meetings. Last week I had a great time talking with chemist and IT people about how to deal with chemistry data in the new project I’m working on OpenPhacts. You’ll probably hear more about this from me as the project gets up and running. This […]

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Intro for Beyond Impact

Source: Think Links I’m pretty excited about the Beyond Impact workshop next week in London. It’s a workshop/hackathon to look at next generation ways of measuring impact in science. This has to do with the altmetrics initiative I’m involved with and our Semantically Mapping Science project. Here’s me giving a video introduction of myself for […]

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The first LarKC Pharma Workshop in Stuttgart

By Bosse Andersson The first LarKC Pharma workshop was held in Stuttgart April 19 and 20. An interesting mix of participants from pharmaceutical companies, semantic web companies and research/academia formed an open atmosphere with many intense discussions and hopefully future interactions. The workshop had an outline similar to previous LarKC tutorials with a twist from […]

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CKAN->network exporter for the LOD Cloud

Source: Semantic Web world for you The LOD cloud as rendered by Gephi One year ago, we posted on the LarkC blog a first network model of the LOD cloud. Network analysis software can highlight some aspects of the cloud that are not directly visible otherwise. In particular, the presence of dense sub-groups and several […]

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Status of SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you Wayan recently blogged about the project SemanticXO, asking about its current status. Unfortunately, I couldn’t comment on his blog so I’d like to answer to his question here. Daniel also emitted some doubts about the Semantic Web, so I’ll try to clarify what this is all about. To be […]

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Clustering activity for the XO

Source: Semantic Web world for you In the past few years many data sets have been published and made public in what is now often called the Web of Linked Data, making a step towards the “Web 3.0”: a Web combining a network of documents and data suitable for both human and machine processing. In […]

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GoogleArt project to RDF, now available as a dump

Source: Semantic Web world for you This post is a re-blog of this post published on semanticweb.com Some weeks ago, a first version of a wrapper for the GoogleArt project from Google was put on line (see also this blog post). This wrapper that was first offering data only data may only be available for […]

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LarKC in the World

Although LarKC is based in Europe, the project of building, and applying, web-scale reasoning is world wide. One of the most exciting things about living in a connected world, and a world of abundant, location independent computational resources, is that people anywhere in the world can do world class AI research, and develop applications based […]

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