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Hello, Good-Bye at Wikidata

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Last week saw Denny Vrandecic leave Wikidata as director of the project that as of last week passed a milestone of 20 million statements and as of this Monday saw the creation of its fifteen-millionth item, about a Wikipedia category related to beetles. This week also sees Lydia Pintscher, community communications for technical projects including […]

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At SemTechBiz, Knowledge Graphs Are Everywhere

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Sing along with me to this classic hit from 1980: “Knowledge graphs are everywhere; They’re everywhere; My mind describes them to me.” Our Daughter’s Wedding’s song Lawn Chairs. But it’s a good description of some of the activity at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference this week, which saw Google, Yahoo and Wikidata chatting up […]

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Wikidata: People And Bots Busy Filling The System In Phase One

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

Ever heard of the Finnish television series Matkaoppaat? It’s a program about tour guides abroad – something of a reality show that looks like it has already spawned copycat programs with more on the way in other countries. But of more interest to readers of The Semantic Web Blog is that just a couple of […]

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Wikidata, and a clash of world views

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Remember the days before Wikipedia had all the answers? We looked things up in libraries, referring to shelf-filling encyclopaedias. We bought CD-ROMs (remember them?) full of facts and pictures and video clips. We asked people. Sometimes, school home work actually required some work more strenuous than a cut and paste. We went about our business without remembering […]

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Two Perspectives on Wikidata

By   /  April 10, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mark Graham recently raised some concerns regarding the Wikidata project in The Atlantic.

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The Semantic Link with Guest, Denny Vrandecic – February, 2012

By   /  February 14, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

On Friday, February 10, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about data; specifically, the recently announced “wikidata” project with special guest, […]

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#SemTechBiz Berlin – Day 2

By   /  February 7, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

After a great day yesterday I was eager to to discover what today’s program had to offer.  Unfortunately I had to set off for the airport, where I am now writing this, before the end.  However I caught most of the day and here are my few thoughts and recollections. Today’s Keynote was in the […]

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The SemanticLink Podcast – Submit Your Questions

By   /  February 7, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

After December’s episode of the Semantic Link, we asked for your thoughts on both the topics we should cover, and the ways in which you would like to interact with the podcast. You spoke, very clearly asking for an opportunity to pose questions for the team to answer during recordings. This is that opportunity. February’s […]

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Breaking News: Wikipedia's Next Big Thing at SemTechBiz Berlin

By   /  January 27, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

A late addition has been made to the agenda for the Semantic Technology and Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) in Berlin, Germany.

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Ontoprise releases Semantic MediaWiki+ 1.4.4

By   /  June 22, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

SMW+ makes it easy for your team to cope with knowledge-intensive processes and to exploit the implicit knowledge locked in unstructured wiki contents.

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