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New metrics need fresh data

Source: Think Links One of the ideas in the altmetrics manifesto was that almetrics allow a diversity of metrics. With colleagues in the VU University Amsterdam’s Network Institute, we’ve been investigating the use of online data (in this case google scholar) to help create new metrics to measure the independence of researchers. In this case, […]

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Follow the links…

Source: Think Links I’ve been reviewing papers lately and I’m beginning to develop a new heuristic: If I follow a link mentioned in the paper and there’s something there that’s reasonable, there’s a good chance the paper is good. Not all the time, of course, but it’s surprisingly good predictor. In particular, I review computer […]

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Software Carpentry Bootcamp @VU

Source: Data2Semantics VU University Amsterdam (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Learn to build better code in less time. Software Carpentry (http://www.software-carpentry.org) is a two day bootcamp for researchers to learn how to be more productive with code and software creation. VU University Amsterdam brings Software Carpentry to the Netherlands for the first time. PhD students, postdocs and […]

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ICT 4 Development course final presentations

Source: Semantic Web world for you [object Window] via ICT 4 Development course final presentations. Filed under: Linked Open Data, SemanticXO

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Pourquoi utiliser le Web de données?

Source: Semantic Web world for you Il y a quelque jours j’ai eu le plaisir, et la chance, de participer à la série de webinaires organisés par l’AIMS. L’objectif que je m’étais fixé pour ma présentation (en Français) intitulée “Clarifier le sens de vos données publiques avec le Web de données” était de démontrer l’avantage […]

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A post-it note summary of web science

Source: Think Links Below is a post-it note summary made with our students in the Web Science course. This is the capstone class for students doing the Web Science minor here a the VU and the summary highlights the topics they’ve learned about so far in four other courses. Filed under: academia Tagged: summary, web […]

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The WordPress 2012 Blog Summary for ThinkLinks

Source: Think Links The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 […]

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Toekomst Kijken/Looking into the Future

Last Wednesday, Frank van Harmelen appeared on the Dutch science TV program “Labyrint”, where he interviews George Dyson, Luc Steels and François Pachet about their ideas on the future of Computers. Toekomst kijken bij Labyrint TV op 5 december VPRO 20.50 Ned 1 met Frank van Harmelen projectleider #COMMITnl. Over Alan #Turing. — COMMIT (@COMMIT_nl) […]

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YASGUI: Web-based SPARQL client with bells ‘n wistles

Source: Data2Semantics A few months ago Laurens Rietveld was looking for a query interface from which he could easily query any other SPARQL endpoint. But he couldn’t find any that fit my requirements: Work on all endpoints conforming to the SPARQL protocol (not just the CORS enabled ones) Nice / easy to use interface Cross-platform […]

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LDBC, A Socio-technical Perspective

In recent days cyberspace has seen some discussion concerning the relationship of the EU FP7 project LDBC (Linked Data Benchmark Council) and sociotechnical considerations. It has been suggested that LDBC, to its own and the community’s detriment, ignores sociotechnical aspects. LDBC, as research projects go, actually has an unusually large, and as of this early […]

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