07 Dec 2013
Ever since I upgraded to Virtuoso OS 7.0 I have had trouble keeping the SPARQL endpoint at Uppsala University for the ChEMBL -RDF v13 data online (see doi: 10.1186/1758-2946-5-23 ; ChEMBL is CC-BY-SA by the Overington team ). It seems I am not getting all the settings right, or not as right as for VOS6 which ran for more than two years without the same downtime issues. Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche operated a cool uptime service that monitored a SPARQL endpoint at set times and reported on this via a webpage but also a RSS feed. This project now found a new ...
07 Dec 2013 11:02am GMT
06 Dec 2013
This week at W3C: W3C TAG Nominations, successful 2013 #html5j conference, TimBL at #UNRightsAt20, etc.
This is the 29 November - 6 December 2013 edition of a " weekly digest of W3C news and trends" that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived ). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media -a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online media. You may tweet your demos and cool dev/design stuff to @koalie , or write me e-mail . If you have suggestions for improvement, please leave a comment. W3C and HTML5 buzz in Twitter [What was tweeted frequently, what caught my attention. ...
06 Dec 2013 7:36pm GMT
05 Dec 2013
It has long been important to help users find the "right content". With the incredible diversity of the people who use the Web, and the devices they are using it from, it is more important than ever to find the content that works best for a given user's current situation. Content metadata has an important role to play in this regard. So we're very happy to announce the inclusion of several Accessibility properties into schema.org , published this week . These additions to CreativeWork make it easier for publishers and webmasters to connect end-users with the most useful content, and ...
05 Dec 2013 10:12am GMT
04 Dec 2013
2013-12-04, The W3C Working Group Note Dublin Core to PROV Mapping has been designated a DCMI Recommended Resource. The document provides a mapping between the PROV-O OWL2 ontology and the Dublin Core Terms Vocabulary . The Dublin Core Metadata Terms mapping document is part of the PROV family of documents defining various aspects that are necessary to achieve the vision of inter-operable interchange of provenance information in heterogeneous environments such as the Web. More information regarding the mapping is available at the DCMI Metadata Provenance Task Group homepage at http://dublincore.org/groups/provenance/ .
04 Dec 2013 11:59pm GMT
2013-12-04, DCMI is pleased to announce that Marcia Zeng has been elected as inaugural Chair of its Advisory Board and Joseph Busch as Chair-Elect. The Advisory Board is a primary source of expertise informing DCMI activities, serving as DCMI ambassadors, maintaining links between stakeholders in the DCMI community and DCMI, liaising with other metadata and content communities, and serving as a voice of their constituents by drawing the attention of the Initiative to constituent concerns as potential DCMI "work themes". DCMI is in the process of creating a governance structure for the Advisory Board. The election of Advisory Board officers ...
04 Dec 2013 11:59pm GMT
Interesting progress, carefully measured.
04 Dec 2013 1:36pm GMT
03 Dec 2013
[guest post by Yves Raimond, BBC Research & Development. ] The new version of schema.org includes the TV and radio extension we have been working on with Jean-Pierre Evain ( EBU ) and Dan Brickley (for schema.org). This update offers improved support for describing TV and radio shows, for example: 'The Hungry Earth' is the 8th episode of the 5th season of Doctor Who It is broadcast on BBC One London at 18:15, on the 22nd of May 2010 It is available on BBC iPlayer for two weeks after that Embedding such data in web pages means that it can ...
03 Dec 2013 5:50pm GMT
02 Dec 2013
Summary TPAC 2013 got under way in Shenzhen, China, this month. The RWW group didn't have a session this year, as not too many from the group were able to travel, however, hopefully we'll have a room in next year's event. Five star Linked Data in JSON got one step closer, as JSON LD moves to candidate recommendation . Additionally, RDF 1.1 JSON Alternate Serialization was released as a note. An interesting report my McKinsey's was published showing that Open Data can unlock 3 to 5 trillion dollars in value each year. Congratulations to our co-chair, Andrei Sambra, who successfully ...
02 Dec 2013 1:31am GMT
28 Nov 2013
On Monday, December 2 at 1.30 pm in Room P-702 (Paulinum), Mohamed Morsey will give a final rehearsal for his PhD defense "Efficient Extraction and Query Benchmarking of Wikipedia Data". Guests are encouraged to both provide feedback about improvements to the talk and ask preparatory questions. As always, Bachelor and Master students are able to get points for attendance and there is complimentary coffee and cake after the session. Efficient Extraction and Query Benchmarking of Wikipedia Data The thesis consists of two major parts: Semantic Data Extraction: the objective of that part is to extract data from semi-structured source, i.e. Wikipedia, and transform it into a networked knowledge base, i.e. DBpedia. Furthermore, ...
28 Nov 2013 12:16pm GMT
27 Nov 2013
Two live demos of PoolParty Semantic Integrator demonstrate new ways to retrieve information based on linked data technologies Linked data graphs can be used to annotate and categorize documents. By transforming text into RDF graphs and linking them with LOD like DBpedia, Geonames, MeSH etc. completely new ways to make queries over large document repositories become possible. An online-demo illustrates those principles: Imagine you were an information officer at the Global Health Observatory of the World Health Organisation. You inform policy makers about the global situation in specific disease areas to direct support to the required health support programs. For your ...
27 Nov 2013 5:02pm GMT
Today we invite guest blogger Gerardo Capiel, VP of Engineering of Benetech, who joined the Consortium to participate in the Digital Publishing Interest Group (DPUB IG). This is cross-posted on the Digital Publishing Blog . In October of this year, Benetech joined the World Wide Web Consortium to more deeply participate in the evolution of standards that enable educational content to be born accessible . Our first opportunity for deep engagement came earlier this month with the W3C Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee (TPAC) meeting in Shenzhen, China. During the weeklong TPAC meeting, many of the W3C Working Groups that ...
27 Nov 2013 12:00am GMT
26 Nov 2013
An ingredient for Entrecosto no Forno (braised spareribs and potatoes). Home made...
26 Nov 2013 7:36pm GMT
25 Nov 2013
Although Jakob literally said " the podling is leaving the nest ", I think what we are actually leaving is the burrow to set sights higher. After 11 months under incubation, finally last week Apache Marmotta has become top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation . Thanks all who have contributed to it! I think Sebastian has already written a great summary of the story behind Marmotta so far. But this does not end here, not all! Now the project has to demonstrate the potential of Linked Data technologies going to the next level. So I invite all potential developers/researcher/users ...
25 Nov 2013 5:27pm GMT
22 Nov 2013
Abstract We always comply that no intelligent agents are available on the market, but really do we even know what we need in everyday life, what could be a big help for us? This article intents to collect the most important attributes and capabilities that an personal AI assistant should have in the future. " Learn " everything I heard, saw and experienced in my life, be always with me, without further interaction of myself Arrange writing short simple e-mails , that takes time to write, but includes only basic information (meetings request, pushing additional information) "Dear XY, According to ...
22 Nov 2013 12:09pm GMT
21 Nov 2013
Schema.org v1.0d published: TV/Radio, Civic Services, ContactPoint, Event and Organization improvements
Schema.org version 1.0d has been published. This release brings a number of practical additions and improvements - here's a high level overview. As always, the schema.org site has a full listing of the entire vocabulary, and W3C's WebSchemas group has details of the background discussions. Civic Services . As we described earlier , this work provides vocabulary such as GovernmentService for describing services of various kinds. As part of this work, we have also updated ContactPoint , which now for example provides a mechanism for describing contact points for services which support users with hearing impairments. TV/Radio . These long-awaited ...
21 Nov 2013 7:47pm GMT
Use shell functions to simplify complex command line invocations.
21 Nov 2013 2:57pm GMT