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What is data?

Source: Think Links I’ve posted  a couple of times on this blog about events organized at the VU University Amsterdam to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. One of the major issues to come out of these prior events was that data sharing is a critical mechanism for enabling interdisciplinary research. However, often times it’s difficult for scientists to know: Who has […]

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Probase: a peak in Microsoft’s Web-of-Data kitchen

An interesting peek in Microsoft’s kitchen (the Beijing labs, by the looks of it): Probase and ReadWriteWeb writeup on it. It’s a very large web-fed knowledge-base, including concept hierarchies (2.7 million concepts, 4.5 million subclass relations, 16 million instances). Including all major knowledge sources (Freebase, WordNet, Cyc, DBPedia, Yago, a.o.), with pretty well researched quality measures. Unfortunately, none of the data […]

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Web of Data Interpreter – A LarKC Spin-Off

Web of Data Interpreter (WoDI) is a recently launched spin-off company from the LarKC project, currently located in Innsbruck, Austria. The targeted development segment of WoDI is the implementation of intelligent tools and methods for accessing, reasoning and consuming linked data. The main areas of WoDI innovation are scalable reasoning with rules and streams of […]

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Scalable Integration and Processing of Linked Data @ WWW’11

The LarKC team is proud to announce that its tutorial “Scalable Integration and Processing of Linked Data” was accepted at this year’s International World Wide Web Conference 2011 (WWW’11) that will take place from March 28th to April 1st, 2011 in Hyderabad, India. Abstract of the Tutorial The goal of this tutorial is to introduce, […]

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LarKC Pharma Workshop

Based on the great success of LarKC’s Early Adopters Tutorials, the next workshop is targeted to drug development and discovery. The LarKC Pharma Workshop will take place on April 19th and 20th 2011 in Stuttgart. The workshop builds on previous tutorials and is customized for drug development/discovery participants. Having completed this workshop, participants will have […]

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Sunbelt 2011

Source: Think Links Sunbelt is the annual meeting for  Social Network Analysis researchers. It’s been going on since 1981 (a couple of years before analyzing twitter graphs became hip) and this year it’s being held in Tampa. Two of my colleagues-Julie Birkholz and Shenghui Wang- are attending and presenting some joint work. The abstracts are below. If […]

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GoogleArt project to RDF

Source: Semantic Web world for you Google recently announced a new project, named the Google Art, which give access to paints from around the world in very high definition. It also provides some information related to these paintings.This is a very cool service but the data is not provided in a machine-friendly way. So we […]

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An Analysis of Science Blogs from 10 thousand feet

Source: Think Links In preparation for Science Online 2011, I was asked by Mark Hahnel from over at Science 3.0 if I could do some analysis of the blogs that they’ve been aggregating since Octobor (25 thousand posts from 1506 authors). Mark along with Dave Munger will be talking more about the role/importance of aggregators […]

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One SPARQL end point per dataset, One end point to query them all

Source: Semantic Web world for you Althought being commonly depicted as one giant graph, the Web of Data is not a single entity that can be queried. Instead, it’s a distributed architecture made of different datasets each providing some triples (see the LOD Cloud picture and CKAN.net). Each of these data source can be queried […]

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2011 citation metrics…

Source: Think Links The university where I work asks us to register all our publications for the year in a central database [1].  Doing this obviously made me think of doing an ego search on my academic papers. Plus, it’s the beginning of the year, which always seems like a good time to look at […]

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