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Sunlight Gets US to Release the Largest Index of Government Data in the World

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Matthew Rumsey, Sean Vitka, and John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation report, “For the first time, the United States government has agreed to release what we believe to be the largest index of government data in the world. On Friday, the Sunlight Foundation received a letter from the Office of Management and […]

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Smithsonian Launches Linked Open Data Art Collection, the American Art Collaborative

By   /  February 9, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Laura C. Mallonee of Hyperallergic.com reports, “Imagine typing ‘John Singer Sargent’ into a search engine and being able to see every painting the artist ever made that’s owned by an American museum. Today it’s not that simple. Museum collections are like closed-off silos that you have to access individually to get the […]

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2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Just as it has been The Semantic Web Blog’s tradition to look back to the high points of the last year as we approach its end (see here and here), so too do we look ahead to expectations for the New Year, with the help of experts in the arena and its related fields. […]

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2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong […]

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Opinion: Nova Spivack on a New Era in Semantic Web History

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

[Editor’s Note: Thanks to Nova Spivack for this guest post. Nova is a frequent speaker and blogger as well as CEO of Bottlenose, which uses big data mining to discover emerging trends for large brands and enterprises. More about Nova can be found on his website.] 2014 was the end of an era in Semantic […]

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2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 1

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino As has been our tradition these last few years, The Semantic Web Blog steps back for experts in it and in related spaces to give us their opinion of the highlights of 2014. Here is Part 1: Vladimir Alexiev, OntotextData and Ontology Management Lead: Strong interest and commitment by the Cultural Heritage […]

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Symplectic Takes Another Step In Helping Universities Engage In Research Collaboration And Discovery

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino This summer, Symplectic Limited become the first DuraSpace Registered Service Provider (RSP) for the VIVO Project, an open-source, open-ontology, open-process platform for hosting semantically structured information about the interests, activities and accomplishments of scientists and scholars. (See our coverage here.) “Universities want to capture all that their researchers do, collaborate and reuse the data the […]

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Getty Releases More Linked Open Data: Thesaurus of Geographic Names

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Last winter, SemanticWeb reported that the Getty Research Institute had released the first of four Getty vocabularies as Linked Open Data. Recently, the Getty revealed that it had unveiled its second. James Cuno wrote, “We’re delighted to announce that the Getty Research Institute has released the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® as Linked Open Data. This […]

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A Look At LOD2 Project Accomplishments

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino If you’re interested in Linked Data, no doubt you’re planning to listen in on next week’s Semantic Web Blog webinar, Getting Started With The Linked Data Platform (register here), featuring Arnaud Le Hors, Linked Data Standards Lead at IBM and chair of the W3C Linked Data Platform WG and the OASIS OSLC Core […]

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Easing The Way To Linked Open Data In The Geosciences Domain

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The OceanLink Project is bringing semantic technology to the geosciences domain – and it’s doing it with the idea in mind of not forcing that community to have to become experts in semtech in order to realize value from its implementation. Project lead Tom Narock of Marymount University, who recently participated in […]

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