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What France’s First CDO is Doing to Improve Open Data and Data Governance

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Marine Gossa of the London School of Economics recently wrote, “Working under the Prime Minister’s direct orders and within the Ministry for Public Action Modernization, [France’s Chief Data Officer Henri] Verdier has two main challenges to face in coordinating public data collection and use: enhancing the State’s accountability (open data) and efficiency […]

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Monster Introduces SeeMore(TM) in France

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

Expanding its growing adoption in the U.S. among enterprise companies and staffing firms, Monster, today announced the launch of SeeMore(TM) in France.

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Stanford Libraries Recognize France & Spain for International Innovation

By   /  March 4, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Cynthia Haven of Stanford News reports, “The first winners of the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries are the Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France) and the Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library in Spain.”

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Taxing Data Mining?

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jacob Albert of Quartz reports, “The French government is thinking about taxing the collection of personal data by Internet companies, according to a report put out Jan. 18.”

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The Open Knowledge Foundation Has Arrived in France

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The OKFN reports, “Following the first ever Open Knowledge Festival in Helsinki earlier this year, we, a group of Open Knowledge enthusiasts in France, have decided to start a national chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN).”

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Closing In On A Million Open Government Data Sets

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A million data sets. That’s the number of government data sets out there on the web that we have closed in on. “The question is, when you have that many, how do you search for them, find them, coordinate activity between governments, bring in NGOs,” says James A. Hendler, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor, Department […]

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Semantic Startup Kwaga Raises $1.55M

By   /  January 13, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

France-based startup Kwaga has raised $1.55 million in Series A funding.

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Discovering French Monuments, With the Help of the Semantic Web

By   /  December 23, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

An app to discover 44,000 French monuments. Completed in four days. By one person. Without coding.   Head over to this demo from Antidot, publisher of Information Factory and Antidot Finder Suite software, and you can see the search mash-up it says was created by simply assembling existing components using its technology. Information Factory handled […]

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Jobs in Semantics Abroad and at Home

By   /  March 15, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Datalift, the new research project we recently reported on out of France, is looking for, as they put it, a data geek. The actual job title is Scientific Developer: “The position, offered in the context of the Datalift project, is opened to a candidate having knowledge of the French language and owning a Master’s degree in computer science. The position is for three years. The job will consist of various data manipulation and programming tasks around the topic of linked-data publication, vocabulary and ontology design, data interlinking, and linked-data infrastructures. Newbies to the linked-data world are welcome as soon as they have significant experience in Web engineering, data cleansing, databases.”

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French Project Datalift Seeks to Interlink Data

By   /  March 14, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

A new research project out of France known as Datalift seeks to bring “raw structured data coming from various formats (relational databases, CSV, XML, … ) to semantic data interlinked on the Web of Data.” The project will be fully funded by the French national research agency for the next three years.

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