21 Feb 2018

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When were articles cited by WikiPathways published?

Number of articles cited by curated WikiPathways , using data in Wikidata (see text). One of the consequences of the high publication pressure is that we cannot keep up converting all those facts in knowledge bases. Indeed, publishers, journals more specifically do not care so much about migrating new knowledge into such bases. Probably this has to do with the business: they give the impression they are more interested in disseminating PDFs than disseminating knowledge. Yes, sure there are projects around this, but they are missing the point, IMHO. But that's the situation and text mining and data curation will ...

21 Feb 2018 11:01am GMT

17 Feb 2018

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Creating better checklists, a short review of the Checklist Manifesto

I've just finished reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande ( Cancer Research UK affiliate link ). It's been on my reading list for a while. In my work I've written quite a few checklists to help capture best practice or to provide advice. So I was curious about whether I could learn something about creating better checklists. I wanted to write down a few reflections whilst they're still fresh in my mind. The book explores the use of checklists in medicine, aviation and to a lesser extent in business. Checklists aren't to-do lists. They are a tool to help reduce ...

17 Feb 2018 12:51pm GMT

FAIR-er Compound Interest Christmas Advent 2017: learnability and citability

Compound Interest infographics of yesterday. I love Compound Interest ! I love what it does for popularization of the chemistry in our daily life. I love that the infographics have a pretty liberal license. But I also wish they would be more usable. That is, the usability is greatly diminished by the lack of learnability . Of course, there is not a lot of room to give pointers. Second, they do not have DOIs and are hard to cite as source. That said, the lack of sourcing information may not make it the best source, but let's consider these aspects ...

17 Feb 2018 8:52am GMT

16 Dec 2013

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The new Data Activity at W3C

This is the last entry in this blog… A few days ago W3C started a new activity, called Data Activity, that also subsumes the (by now old) Semantic Web Activity. In order to have a fresh start, and to avoid … Continue reading

16 Dec 2013 9:22am GMT

08 Nov 2013

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RDF Json Alternate Serialization (RDF/JSON) Published

The RDF Working Group has published a Group Note of RDF 1.1 JSON Alternate Serialization (RDF/JSON). The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a framework for representing information in the Web. This document defines a textual syntax for RDF called RDF/JSON that allows an … Continue reading

08 Nov 2013 9:28pm GMT

06 Nov 2013

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Proposed Recommendations for JSON-LD

The RDF Working Group has published two Proposed Recommendations today: JSON-LD 1.0. JSON is a useful data serialization and messaging format. This specification defines JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems … Continue reading

06 Nov 2013 10:02pm GMT

06 Oct 2011

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ODF 1.2 Approved as Standard: Now with RDFa!

The new version of the Open Document Format, ODF 1.2, has been ratified as a standard. One of the changes to ODF 1.2 is the adoption of RDFa as a way of including metadata. Read more at the ODF technical committee chair's blog.

06 Oct 2011 1:57pm GMT

24 May 2011

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RDFa: The Inside Story from Best Buy

Earlier we reported on Best Buy's successes as a result of using RDFa. Search New Central has now published an interview with Jay Myers, Lead Development Engineer for Best Buy, on the whys and wherefores of implementing RDFa on their site. "We really didn't go into it with any expectations. We just wanted to see [...]

24 May 2011 8:47am GMT

01 May 2011

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Radify – RDFa Annotation Tool

Duncan Grant has created a new tool called Radify as a part of his university studies. It is a bookmarklet for the purposes of annotating a web page with RDFa. The bookmarklet features a triple viewer, edit mode and ability to load/parse new ontologies. You can read more about Duncan and his research on the [...]

01 May 2011 9:00pm GMT