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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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Beyond the PDF 2 – A Quick Recap

Source: Think Links Wow! The last three days have been crazy, hectic, awesome and inspiring. We just finished putting on The Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarhip (FORCE11)’s Beyond the PDF 2 conference  here in Amsterdam. (I was chair of the organizing committee and in charge of local arrangements) The idea behind Beyond the PDF […]

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Successful Beyond the PDF 2 Conference

Source: Data2Semantics BeyondThePDF2 – TimeLapse from Jongens van de Tekeningen on Vimeo. Data2Semantics was the local organizer for the Beyond the PDF 2 conference. This conference brought together over 200 scholars, technologists, librarians and publishers to discuss the future of research communication. The conference had a huge social media presence with 3,500 tweets sent by […]

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Benchmarks

This page will include details for vendors and users containing reference information about the RDF and graph databases benchmarks developed by LDBC once they are completed. One can track the development of the benchmarks at: http://www.ldbc.eu:8090/display/TUC/Benchmark+Task+Forces

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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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