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DBpedia 2014 Announced

by Eric Franzon Professor Dr. Christian Bizer of the University of Mannheim, Germany, has announced the release of DBpedia 2014. DBpedia is described at dbpedia.org as  “… a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data.…

Data.gov Turns Five

Nextgov reports, “When government technology leaders first described a public repository for government data sets more than five years ago, the vision wasn’t totally clear.”

Tax Time And The IRS Is On Our Minds

by Jennifer Zaino Have you checked out the IRS Tax Map this year? If not, what better way to spend April 15 (aside from actually filing those returns, of course). The IRS Tax Map, as explained here, actually began as a project in 2002, as a prototype to address the business need for improved access…