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DBpedia 3.9 Hits The Runway

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

DBpedia 3.9 is up and going. Word came today from Christian Bizer and Christopher Sahnwaldt that the new release boasts an overall increase in the number of concepts in the English edition from 3.7 to 4 million things, thanks to being based on updated Wikipedia dumps from the spring of 2013. Other numbers to impress:

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Startup TextRazor Features Enhanced Language Support In Open Semantic Analysis And Text Mining API

By   /  August 19, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Comprehensive support for semantic analysis across 20 languages (up from ten) is one of the latest additions to TextRazor’s customizable, open semantic analysis and text mining API, to satisfy what the startup says is increasing demand for sophisticated semantic tools that go beyond English. The company’s technology has been in public beta for just a […]

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Yandex Co-Founder, CTO Ilya Segalovich Dies

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Yandex, the leading Internet search service in Russia, has lost its co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ilya Segalovich. Segalovich, the company reports, had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer and was responding well to treatment before unexpectedly succumbing to complications. DBpedia already has accounted for the news, as has Freebase. Yandex’ portfolio of […]

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Art Lovers Will See There's More To Love With Linked Data

By   /  June 21, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The team behind the data integration tool Karma this week presented at LODLAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives & Museums), illustrating how to map museum data to the Europeana Data Model (EDM) or CIDOC CRM (Conceptual Reference Model). This came on the heels of its earning the best-in-use paper award at ESWC2013 for its publication about connecting Smithsonian American […]

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Self Medicating? Stay Safe With Semantic Tech's Help

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

It’s pretty common these days for people to hit the web in search of medication advice to deal with symptoms they’re experiencing.  The trouble is, most people don’t approach the process in a truly safe manner. Semantic technology can help rectify the situation. In fact, it’s already doing so in France, where Olivier Curé, an […]

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Dandelion Geo And Linked Data Marketplace Private Beta On The Way

By   /  March 25, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

This week Dandelion, which bills itself as the one-stop shop for smart, high-quality Geo and Linked Data from trusted sources, starts its private beta. The service, which promises end users quality, normalized, linked and enriched data for their apps and reports; developers a simple API for any kind of language on any kind of platform; and corporate and […]

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Forage Through More Than A Century Of Nobel Prize Awards

By   /  March 6, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

When the Nobel Prize winners for 2013 are announced in the fall, perhaps there also will be some challenges issued to the worldwide community of data enthusiasts to see what they can do with open Linked Data about the prizes that have been awarded since the beginning of the 20th century. Right now that’s just […]

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Time To Take On A Taxonomy: Pingar Customizes and Automates The Task

By   /  February 20, 2013  /  Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

There’s more than one way to get a taxonomy. A company can go out and buy one for its industry, for instance, but the risk is that the terms may not relate to how it talks about content in its own organization, and the hierarchy may not be the right fit either. That sets up […]

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EventMedia Live, Winner of ISWC Semantic Web Challenge, Starts New Project With Nokia Maps, Extends Architecture Flexibility

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The winner of the Semantic Web Challenge at November’s International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) was EventMedia Live, a web-based environment that exploits real-time connections to event and media sources to deliver rich content describing events that are associated with media, and interlinked with the Linked Data cloud. This week, it will begin a one-year effort […]

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Help DBpedia: Participate in the Evaluation Campaign

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

DBpedia has begun an Evaluation Campaign with the aim of “evaluating DBpedia resources in order to assess and thereby improve the quality of DBpedia.”

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