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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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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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Freebase Shutting Down in 2015, Transferring All Data to Wikidata

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new release out of Freebase reports, “When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a ‘Wikipedia for structured data.’”

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First ODI Open Data Awards given to Wikidata, Others

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Four organisations and one individual have been acknowledged for their contribution to the worldwide open data movement in the very first Open Data Awards, held at the Open Data Institute’s Annual Summit and Gala Dinner.

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Hello, Good-Bye at Wikidata

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Last week saw Denny Vrandecic leave Wikidata as director of the project that as of last week passed a milestone of 20 million statements and as of this Monday saw the creation of its fifteen-millionth item, about a Wikipedia category related to beetles. This week also sees Lydia Pintscher, community communications for technical projects including […]

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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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At SemTechBiz, Knowledge Graphs Are Everywhere

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Sing along with me to this classic hit from 1980: “Knowledge graphs are everywhere; They’re everywhere; My mind describes them to me.” Our Daughter’s Wedding’s song Lawn Chairs. But it’s a good description of some of the activity at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference this week, which saw Google, Yahoo and Wikidata chatting up […]

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Wikidata Phase 2 In Full Swing

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In December the Semantic Web Blog spoke with Wikidata project director Denny Vrandecic about progress on Phase 1 of the work to create a free knowledge base about the world that can be read and edited by humans and machines (see story here). At the time, Vrandecic explained that January would begin the roll-out of language-by-language editions […]

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Wikidata: People And Bots Busy Filling The System In Phase One

By   /  December 17, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

Ever heard of the Finnish television series Matkaoppaat? It’s a program about tour guides abroad – something of a reality show that looks like it has already spawned copycat programs with more on the way in other countries. But of more interest to readers of The Semantic Web Blog is that just a couple of […]

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Linked Data at Wikia

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Gregg Kellogg recently discussed a project which he is involved with called Wikia.

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