23 May 2013
Organizations working in the environmental sector most often act as intermediates between politics, economy and citizens. They are growing out of their role as plain content providers. To service the demands of their stakeholders they have to act also as data and tool providers for their respective communities. On June 13 this webinar introduces several good practice examples achieving data governance in using the linked open data paradigms. Together with a basic overview of the possibilities of linked open data you get an appealing picture of the new opportunities which are provided by these principles and technologies, also for your ...
23 May 2013 3:03pm GMT
Tweet Top Charts is a new feature for Google Trends that identifies the popular searches within a category, i.e., books or actors. What's interesting about it, from a technology standpoint, is that it uses Google's Knowledge Graph to provide a universe of things and the categories into which they belong. This is a great example of "Things, not strings" , Google's clever slogan to explain the importance of the Knowledge Graph. Here's how it's explained in in the Trends Top Charts FAQ . "Top Charts relies on technology from the Knowledge Graph to identify when search queries seem to be ...
23 May 2013 1:07pm GMT
22 May 2013
W3C announced today a RDF Validation Workshop - Practical Assurances for Quality RDF Data , 10-11 September 2013, in Cambridge, USA. The Semantic Web has demonstrated considerable value for collaborative contributions to data. Adoption in many mission-critical environments requires data to conform to specified patterns. Validation in a banking context shares many requirements with quality assurance of linked clinical data. Systems like Linked Open Data, which don't have formal interface specifications, share these validation needs. Most data representation languages used in conventional settings offer some sort of input validation, ranging from parsing grammars for domain-specific languages to XML Schema or ...
22 May 2013 3:34pm GMT
21 May 2013
NOW Portal Introduction from City of Winnipeg Introduction I am proud to announce the new NOW (Neighbourhoods Of Winnipeg) semantic web portal! This new and innovative semantic web portal was publicly announced by the Mayor of Winnipeg City last week. The NOW (Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg) portal is "a new Web portal (the "Portal") produced by the City of Winnipeg to provide broad, dynamic and interactive access to local and neighbourhood information. Designed for easy access and use by all citizens, businesses, community organizations and Governments, the information on the site includes municipal data, census and demographic information, economic development information, ...
21 May 2013 7:45pm GMT
20 May 2013
We Attend MusicTechFest, Google I/O and The Music Technology Showcase These are busy times for us! In addition to the launch of the mobile version of seevl for Deezer, we're also involved in three exciting events: MusicTechFest, Google I/O and The Music Technology Showcase! This weekend, Pete traveled to MusicTechFest in London to present seevl to a warm [...] The post seevl Attends: MusicTechFest, Google I/O and The Music Technology Showcase appeared first on seevl.net .
20 May 2013 2:05pm GMT
17 May 2013
Tweet Email is not dead yet. Google announced support for embedding and using semantic information in gmail messages in either Microdata or JSON-LD. They currently handle several use cases (actions) that use the semantic markup and a way to define new actions . Providing a way to embed data in JSON-LD should open up the system for experimentation with other vocabularies beyond schema.org . Since the approach just leverages the general ability to embed semantic data in HTML it is not restricted to gmail and can be used by any email environment that supports messages whose content is encoded as ...
17 May 2013 2:18pm GMT
16 May 2013
The JSON-LD Community Group and the RDF Working Group have announced the 2nd Last Call publication of the JSON-LD 1.0: Algorithms and API specification. JSON-LD harmonizes the representation of Linked Data in JSON by describing a common JSON representation format for expressing directed graphs; mixing both Linked Data and non-Linked Data in a single document. The format has already been adopted by large companies such as Google in their Gmail product and is available to over 425 million customers around the world. The syntax is designed to not disturb already deployed systems running on JSON, but provide a smooth upgrade ...
16 May 2013 3:38pm GMT
15 May 2013
15 May 2013 10:58am GMT
14 May 2013
Tweet Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal A Semantic Resolution Framework for Manufacturing Capability Data Integration 10:30am Tuesday, May 14, 2013, ITE 346, UMBC Yan Kang Building flexible manufacturing supply chains requires interoperable and accurate manufacturing service capability (MSC) information of all supply chain participants. Today, MSC information, which is typically published either on the supplier's web site or registered at an e-marketplace portal, has been shown to fall short of the interoperability and accuracy requirements. This issue can be addressed by annotating the MSC information using shared ontologies. However, ontology-based approaches face two main challenges: 1) lack of an effective way to ...
14 May 2013 1:56am GMT
13 May 2013
The quest of OpenLink Software is to bring flexibility, efficiency, and expressive power to people working with data. For the past several years, this has been focused on making graph data models viable for the enterprise. Flexibility in schema evolution is a central aspect of this, as is the ability to share identifiers across different information systems, i.e., giving things URIs instead of synthetic keys that are not interpretable outside of a particular application. With Virtuoso 7 , we dramatically improve the efficiency of all this. With databases in the billions of relations (also known as triples, or 3-tuples), we ...
13 May 2013 4:05pm GMT
11 May 2013
Tweet The White House blog announced a new open data policy for government-held data. "President Obama signed an Executive Order directing historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth. Under the terms of the Executive Order and a new Open Data Policy released today by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget, all newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, greatly enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, while ensuring privacy and ...
11 May 2013 1:16pm GMT
10 May 2013
CSEDU 2013 , the International Conference on Computer Supported Education was taking place in Aachen, Germany this year. The conference was addressing different e-learning themes such as Information Technologies Supporting Learning , Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment , Ubiquitous Learning , Social Context and Learning Environments as well as Cloud Education Environments . On behalf of AKSW , Ali Khalili and Darya Tarasowa presented two papers namely " CrowdLearn: Crowd-sourcing the Creation of Highly-structured E-Learning Content " and " Balanced Scoring Method for Multiple-mark Questions " at the conference (with acceptance rate 13% for full papers). The corresponding slides are available ...
10 May 2013 10:21am GMT
09 May 2013
Update : Mark wrote up a blog post on the RDF that the ChEMBL team itself. Yesterday, the paper "The ChEMBL database as linked open data" (doi: 10.1186/1758-2946-5-23 ) by Andra Waagmeester ( @andrawaag ), Ola Spjuth ( @ola_spjuth ), Peter Ansell ( @p_ansell ), Antony Williams ( @chemconnector ), Valery Tkachenko, Janna Hastings, Bin Chen ( @binchenindiana ), David J Wild ( @davidjohnwild ), and me appeared in the OA JChemInf journal. I am also indebted to the ChEMBL team ( @chembl ) for both providing such valuable data under a liberal Open Access license and their critical reading of ...
09 May 2013 12:45pm GMT
08 May 2013
NISO/DCMI Webinar: Semantic Mashups Across Large, Heterogeneous Institutions: Experiences from the VIVO Service
2013-05-08, A NISO/DCMI Webinar with John Fereira will be held online at 1:00PM Eastern Time on 22 May 2013 (17:00 UTC - see World Clock: http://bit.ly/157qF2S ). This webinar will present the perspectives of a software developer on the practicalities of building a high-quality Semantic-Web search service on existing data maintained in dozens of formats and software platforms at large, diverse institutions using Vivo, a semantic web application focused on discovering researchers and research publications in the life sciences. Using a built-in, editable ontology for describing things such as People, Courses, and Publications, data is transformed into a Semantic-Web-compliant form. ...
08 May 2013 11:59pm GMT
07 May 2013
Learn how to make use of PoolParty , step by step! Each video is about a specific feature or functionality of PoolParty Thesaurus Server or PoolParty Extractor. By walking through all the modules you learn how to use PoolParty for your Semantic Information Management. This series of tutorials has been produced in cooperation with our partner Term Management, LLC .
07 May 2013 12:24pm GMT
02 May 2013
The Semantic Web Interest Group has published a new draft for the vCard-in-RDF Ontology , edited by Renato Iannella and James McKinney. The new draft updates the previous version by aligning it with the latest IETF vCard specification, ie, RFC6350 . This is a draft; If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org ( subscribe , archives ). The goal is to publish an Interest Group Note once there is a consensus in the community.
02 May 2013 2:53pm GMT