30 Oct 2020

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Cloud Cipher Capabilities

… or, the lack of it. A recent discussion at a customer made me having a closer look around support for encryption in the context of XaaS cloud service offerings as well as concerning Hadoop. In general, this can be broken down into over-the-wire (cf. SSL/ TLS ) and back-end encryption. While the former is widely used, the latter is rather seldom to find. Different reasons might exits why one wants to encrypt her data, ranging from preserving a competitive advantage to end-user privacy issues. No matter why someone wants to encrypt the data, the question is do systems support ...

30 Oct 2020 7:20pm GMT

Brief review of revisions and corrections policies for official statistics

In my earlier post on the importance of tracking updates to datasets I noted that the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice includes a requirement that publishers of official statistics must publish a policy that describes their approach to revisions and corrections. See 3.9 in T3: Orderly Release , which states: " Scheduled revisions or unscheduled corrections to the statistics and data should be released as soon as practicable. The changes should be handled transparently in line with a published policy." The Code of Practice includes definitions of both Scheduled Revisions and Unscheduled Corrections. Scheduled Revisions are defined as: " ...

30 Oct 2020 4:05pm GMT

The importance of tracking dataset retractions and updates

There are lots of recent examples of researchers collecting and releasing datasets which end up raising serious ethical and legal concerns. The IBM facial recognition dataset being just one example that springs to mind. I read an interesting post exploring how facial recognition datasets are being widely used despite being taken down due to ethical concerns . The post highlights how these datasets, despite being retracted, are still being widely used in research. This is in part because the original datasets are still circulating via mirrors of the original files. But also because they have been incorporated into derived datasets ...

30 Oct 2020 10:05am GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Open Calais' Semantic Web Failure | daddymodern

For those with an eye toward next-generation web technology - in this case Semantic Web technology - the post Is OpenCalais Dead? by OpenCalais leader Tom Tague might interest you… even if only as a cautionary tale. OpenCalais is a ...

12 Nov 2011 7:53pm GMT

11 Nov 2011

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Ebiquity Semantic Web Meetup, 6-8pm Tue 11/14

If you want to attend, please join the Central MD Semantic Web Meetup group and RSVP. The meeting will start with a pizza social from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and then continue with a series of short presentations of current Semantic Web ...

11 Nov 2011 7:26pm GMT

BREAKING: Schema.org ... - The Voice of Semantic Web Business

BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite!

11 Nov 2011 3:18pm GMT

27 Oct 2011

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W3C Library Linked Data XG Final Report Published

W3C's Library Linked Data Incubator group has published its final report. In its final report, the group characterized the current state of library data management, outlined the potential benefits of publishing library data as Linked Data, and formulated next-step recommendations …

27 Oct 2011 12:58pm GMT

23 Oct 2011

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5 Simple Provenance Statements

Providing easily processable information about the provenance or origins of Web pages and data is important. It lets us give credit where its due and it helps others trust the information we publish on the Web. Here's some simple provenance …

23 Oct 2011 8:30am GMT

20 Oct 2011

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Publication of the “Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks” Interest Group Note

The W3C Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLS) has published the Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks (ORB) Interest Group Note. In the last the decade, the consistently growing number of scientific publishing spheres (journals, conferences, workshops, …

20 Oct 2011 2:01pm 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

23 Sep 2010

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Linked Data: the return of the Cloud

The Linked Data Cloud diagram is back; bigger, better, and powered by the CKAN registry tool.

23 Sep 2010 1:05pm GMT

30 Apr 2010

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Siri acquired by Apple; iPhone becomes the Virtual Personal Assistant?

Apple buys Siri, and brings real semantic smarts to Cupertino.

30 Apr 2010 8:12pm GMT

18 Mar 2010

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David Siegel discusses the Power of Pull; a different view of the Semantic Web?

This podcast conversation with David Siegel discusses his latest book, Pull, and explores the many ways in which Siegel believes a semantic web can power business today and into the future.

18 Mar 2010 11:57am GMT