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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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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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