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Trip Report: ESWC 2013

Source: Think Links I think since I’ve moved to Europe I’ve been attending ESWC (Extended/European Semantic Web Conference) and I always get something out of the event. There are plenty of familiar faces but also quite a few new people and it’s a great environment for having chats. In addition, the quality of the content is always […]

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Big Data RDF Store Benchmarking Experiences

Perspectives on the BSBM benchmarking effort. http://lod2.eu/BlogPost/1584-big-data-rdf-store-benchmarking-experiences.html Tags:  BigData benchmarks

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Perspectives on the BSBM benchmarking effort

Read more about Big Data RDF Store Benchmarking Experiences at:http://lod2.eu/BlogPost/1584-big-data-rdf-store-benchmarking-experiences.html

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Trip Report: CHI 2013 & WebSci 2013

Source: Think Links Last week, I attended ACM CHI 2013 and Web Science 2013 in Paris. I had a great time and wanted to give a recap of both conferences, which were collocated. CHI This was my first time at CHI – the main computer-human interaction conference. It’s not my main field of study but I was […]

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BSBM V3.1 Results (April 2013)

Benchmarking can stimulate technological progress. Check the Latest Berlin Benchmark Report for RDF & SPARQL compliant DBMS engines: http://bit.ly/Yf5etP and http://bit.ly/12UsFbu Tags:  RDF SPARQL LinkedData BigData NewSQL NoSQL LOD

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Trip Report: UKSG (or why librarians & publishers should think altmetrics)

Source: Think Links   For the past couple of days (April 8 – 10, 2013), I attended the UKSG conference. UKSG is organization for academic publishers and librarians. The conference itself has over 700 attendees and is focused on these two groups. I hadn’t heard of it until I was invited by Mike Taylor from […]

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Data2Semantics wins COMMIT/ Valorization Award!

Source: Data2Semantics During the COMMIT/ Community event, April 2-3 in Lunteren, the Data2Semantics won one out of three COMMIT/ Valorization awards. The award is a 10000 euros subsidy to encourage the project to bring one of its products closer to use outside academia. At the event, we presented and emphasized the philosophy of Data2Semantics to […]

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Fair Trade Data

Source: Think Links The rise of Fair Trade food and other products has been amazing over the past 4 years. Indeed, it’s great to see how certification for the origins (and production processes) of products  is becoming both prevalent and expected. For me, it’s nice to know where my morning coffee was grown and indeed […]

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5 heuristics for writing better SPARQL queries

Source: Think Links In the context of the Open PHACTS and the Linked Data Benchmark Council projects, Antonis Loizou and I have been looking at how to write better SPARQL queries. In the Open PHACTS project, we’ve been writing super complicated queries to integrate multiple data sources and from experience we realized that different combinations […]

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Research Moneyball

Source: Think Links You should go read Jason Preim‘s excellent commentary in Nature –  Scholarship: Beyond the Paper but I wanted to call out a bit that I’ve talked about with a number of people and I think is important. We should be looking at how we build the best teams of scientists and not just […]

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