| by admin | No comments

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 […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

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 […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

A week to speak about Open Development

Source: Semantic Web world for you Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: Opening of the festival (see more photos) This year Open Knowledge Festival took place in Helsinki between from September 17 and September 22. Victor de boer and myself (Christophe Guéret) went to this huge (1000 participants from 100 nations) conference to speak […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

Teaching the Semantic Web Outdoors

Source: Think Links Today, I was teaching the second class of our Semantic Web class here at the VU University Amsterdam on RDF and RDFS. After the first half of the class in a very warm lecture room, the students were fading. After a quick poll, we decided to take the course outside. So I […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

5-stars Linked Open Data pays more than Open Data

Source: Semantic Web world for you Let’s assume you are the owner of a CSV file with some valuable data. You derive some revenue from it by selling it to consumers that do traditional data integration. They take your file and import it into their own data storage solution (for instance, a relational database) and […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

Downscaling Entity Registries for Poorly-Connected Environments

Source: Semantic Web world for you Emerging online applications based on the Web of Objects or Linked Open Data typically assume that connectivity to data repositories and entity resolution services are always available. This may not be a valid assumption in many cases. Indeed, there are about 4.5 billion people in the world who have […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

Decentralised Open Data at PMOD

Source: Semantic Web world for you Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: On June 19 and 20, Anna Bon and Christophe Guéret went to Brussels to speak about decentralised open data at the event “Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism” organized by Phil Archer. Here are the slides from the presentation […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

Thoughts from IPAW 2012

Source: Think Links This year I had the opportunity to be program co-chair and help organize the 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workskhop (IPAW). The event went great, really, better than I imagined. First, I was fortunate to be organizing it with James Frew from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management a the […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

New version of Hubble CDS prototype

Source: Data2Semantics Last week we’ve been working very hard to reshape the CDS prototype system for the ESWC demo this evening. This required quite a lot of work on the UI and underlying data (e.g. linking BioPortal annotations to LLD and AERS was not as straightforward as one would hope) New stuff Publications cited in […]

Read More
| by admin | No comments

J-2, we’re almost there !

Source: Semantic Web world for you Reblogged from The World Wide Semantic Web: Poster of Downscale 2012 The schedule for the first workshop on DownScaling the Semantic Web is now ready and we also prepared a poster. Jump on the program page to see what we will be talking about on May 28. If you […]

Read More