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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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Dynamic Semantic Publishing for News Organizations

By   /  May 31, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Paul Wilton was Technical and development lead for semantic publishing at BBC News and Sport Online during the 2010 World Cup.  Currently he is the Technical architect at Ontoba.  In this interview, a supplement to “Dynamic Semantic Publishing for Beginners”, Paul describes the current landscape for DSP as it applies to news organizations. Q. Are […]

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New UMBEL Release Supports schema.org, GeoNames

By   /  May 22, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mike Bergman reports that the latest UMBEL release includes schema.org and GeoNames support.

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Schema.org Now Supports External Lists

By   /  May 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

The schema.org official blog has announced support for enumerated lists. Adding this support allows developers using schema.org to use selected externally maintained vocabularies in their schema.org markup. According to the W3C-hosted schema.org WebSchemas wiki, “This is in addition to the existing extension mechanisms we support, and the general ability to include whatever markup you like […]

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Semantic Project Longitude Launches on beta620

By   /  September 2, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We recently reported on the New York Times new testing and collaboration platform, beta620. A recent article reports that, “An interesting Semantic Web experiment went live this week [on beta620] called Longitude.”

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SemTech Spotlight: Civet

By   /  May 26, 2011  /  Big Data Conferences, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data Conferences, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Today we turn the spotlight on Civet, a new product from Knowledge Hives to be presented by Sebastian Ryszard Kruz and Arkadius Kwosa.

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The Value of Linked Data

By   /  May 24, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A recent article discusses “why we link.”

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Introducing the (Work-in-Progress) LOCAH Archives Hub Dataset

By   /  May 13, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Linked Open Copac Archives Hub (LOCAH) Project recently announced “the release of http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk, the first Linked Data set produced by the LOCAH project.”

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GeoNames Improves Handling of Historic and Colloquial Place Names

By   /  May 3, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We recently reported on the new release of LinkedGeoData. In other geo data news, a recent blog post on GeoNames reports, “Improving the way GeoNames handles historical names is a popular feature request.”

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