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Data.gov: Fostering Innovation Through Open Data


by Angela Guess Tessa Berenson of Time recently wrote, “Dhanurjay ‘DJ’ Patil is the first ever Chief Data Scientist for the United States government, and he says the key to success is getting that data outside of where he works. ‘The best ideas are going to come from outside the federal system,’ Patil said Saturday…

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.”

Government Linked Data Goes With George Thomas

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you to John Breslin for authoring this guest post remembering our friend and colleague, George Thomas.] When writing about a person’s significant achievements, it would be so much better if the person themselves could hear the good things you were saying about them. Unfortunately, the person I am writing about, George Thomas,…

Navigating The World Of Open Data On The Web

At a session discussing open data on the web at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference last week, W3C eGov consultant Phil Archer had this to say: That in his mind and the minds of the semantic web technology business people gathered at the event, “Open data is strongly associated with Linked Data, but the…

Data.gov Moving to Open Source Platform

The team at Nextgov reports, “The team that manages Data.gov is well on its way to making the government data repository open source using a new back-end called the Open Government Platform, officials said during a Web discussion Wednesday.”

Summary of 11th International Semantic Web Conference

Last week, the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) took place in Boston. It was an exciting week to learn about the advances of the Semantic Web and current applications. The first two days, Sunday November 11 and Monday November 12, consisted of 18 workshops and 8 tutorials. The following three days (Tuesday November…