Tag Archive for vocabularies

Getty Releases More Linked Open Data: Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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…

New Vocabularies Are Now W3C Recommendations

by Eric Franzon We reported yesterday on the news that JSON-LD has reached Recommendation status at W3C. Three formal vocabularies also reached that important milestone yesterday: The W3C Documentation for The Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), says that DCAT “is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web….By using DCAT…

Upcoming Webcast: "Introduction to SKOS" with Bob DuCharme


Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Time: 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Cost: FREE In August, we had the pleasure of hosting the excellent instructor, Bob DuCharme, as he walked us through an introduction to SPARQL: “SPARQL Queries, SPARQL Technology.” Next week, Bob will join us again, this time to introduce us to SKOS, the Simple…

Semantics in the Public Library

A recent article from LibConf.com discusses the implementation of semantic web technologies in public libraries. The article begins, “Why do we need a new Web? We often forget the kinds of problems we have with the tools available to us, such as high recall and low precision with Google. The web is very vocabulary dependent. Today’s Web search engines do not group web pages, pull out concepts, or understand them. There is no access to the deep web.”