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DBpedia 2014 Announced

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Professor Dr. Christian Bizer of the University of Mannheim, Germany, has announced the release of DBpedia 2014. DBpedia is described at dbpedia.org as  “… a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data. […]

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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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Linked Data at the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs – Case Study Radio, Ep. 2

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Our podcast series, “Case Study Radio,” sponsored by Zepheira, focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. In the latest episode, we speak with Ramanathan “R.V.” Guha about a project at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs that utilized Linked Data and the schema.org vocabulary to develop a mechanism by which […]

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First of Four Getty Vocabularies Made Available as Linked Open Data

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

by Eric Franzon Jim Cuno, the President and CEO of the Getty, announced yesterday that the Getty Research Institute has released the Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) ® as Linked Open Data. Cuno said, “The Art & Architecture Thesaurus is a reference of over 250,000 terms on art and architectural history, styles, and techniques. It’s […]

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Fighting Global Hunger with Semantics, And How You Can Help

By   /  June 25, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Hunger is a critical issue affecting approximately 870 million people worldwide. With new technologies, research, and telecommunication, we as a global population have the power to significantly reduce the levels of hunger around the world.

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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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A Higher Calling of Semantic Technology: Linking Data to Save Lives

By   /  June 4, 2013  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

After days full of technically-focused sessions at SemTechBiz, Hans Constandt’s keynote this morning, ONTOFORCE: Links for Lives, was a thought-provoking break from technicality.

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Developing Gun Violence Analytics Through Linked Data

By   /  May 7, 2013  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mary O’Leary of the New Haven Register recently wrote, “As a state, Connecticut has plenty of data on firearm violence from medical and law enforcement sources.”

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Linking Artificial Intelligence & Open Data

By   /  May 2, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Alex Howard of O’Reilly Radar reports, “After years of steady growth, open data is now entering into public discourse, particularly in the public sector.”

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