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Update: Provenance Reconstruction

Source: Data2Semantics Work package 5 of Data2Semantics focuses on the reconstruction of provenance information. Provenance is a hot topic in many domains, at it is believed that accurate provenance information can benefit measures of trust and quality. In science, this is certainly true. Provenance information in the form of citations is a centuries old practice. […]

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Update: Linked Data Replication

Source: Data2Semantics What if Dolly was only a partial replica? Work package 3 of Data2Semantics centers around the problem of ranking Linked Data. Over the past year, we have identified partial replication as a core use case for ranking. The amount of linked data is rapidly growing, especially in the life sciences and medical domain. At […]

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COMMIT@VU Synergy Lunch

Source: Data2Semantics For over a year now, Data2Semantics organizes biweekly lunches for all COMMIT projects running at VU Amsterdam under the header ‘COMMIT@VU’. These projects are SEALINCMedia, EWIDS, METIS, e-Infrastructure Virtualization for e-Science Applications, Data2Semantics, and eFoodLab. On October 29th, we had a lively discussion about opportunities to collaborate across projects (see photo). Concretely: SEALINCMedia […]

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Trip Report: PLOS Article Level Metrics Workshop and Hackathon

Source: Think Links From November 1 – 3, 2012, I attended the PLOS Article Level Metrics Workshop in San Francisco . PLOS is a major open-access online publisher and the publisher of the leading megajournal PLOS One. A mega-journal is one that accepts any scientifically sound manuscript. This means there is no decision on novelty […]

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2012Q3 Heads up

Source: Data2Semantics A quick heads up on the progress of Data2Semantics over the course of the third quarter of 2012. Management summary: we have made headway in developing data enrichment and analysis tools that will have use in practice. First of all, we developed a first version of a tool for enriching and interlinking data […]

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My talking head – on open access & social media

Source: Think Links For International Open Access Week the VU University Amsterdam  is working with other Dutch universities to provide information to academics on open access. Here’s a video they took of me talking about the relationship between open access and social media. The two go hand-in-hand! Filed under: academia, altmetrics Tagged: oa, oaweek, open […]

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The Open PHACTS project – 1.5 years in

Source: Think Links For the last 1.5 years, I’ve been working on the Open PHACTS project – a public private partnership for pharmacology  data integration. Below is a good video from Lee Harland the CTO giving an overview of the project from the tech/pharma perspective. Filed under: academia

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LNCS 7525

Source: Think Links I just received 50 copies of this in the mail today: Literature is so much better in its electronic form but its still fun to get a physical copy. Most importantly, this proceedings represents scientific content and a scientific community that I’m proud to be be part of. You can obviously access […]

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HBase RDF Loading – Do Coprocessors Help?

Source: Think Links If you read this blog a bit, you’ll know I’m a fairly big fan of RDF as a data format. It’s really great for easily mashing different data sources together. The common syntax gets rid of a lot of headaches before you can start querying the data and you get nice things […]

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First release of SemanticXO!

Source: Semantic Web world for you Here it is: the first fully featured release of SemanticXO! Use it in your activities to store and share any kind of structured information with other XOs. The installation procedure is easy and only requires and XO-1 running the operating system version 12.1.0. Go to the GIT repository and […]

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