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Wikidata Closes SemTechBiz SF with a Bang

By   /  June 13, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Anthony Myers of CMS Wire reports, “Core ideas about a more structured Internet, vis a vis the semantic Web, are quickly approaching mainstream consciousness. When Wikipedia, the sixth most popular Web site in the world, debuts its Wikidata platform later this year, it will be a major step in this direction.”

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Schema.org, Wikidata, Google Knowledge Graph – Two Great Causes and a Symptom

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

I was toying with another title for this post – Yet Another Perfect Storm, but I think that particular metaphor (although appropriate here) has been somewhat over done.  So what sparked this one then? I am on the long flight back from the Semantic Tech & Business Conference in San Francisco to the good ol’ […]

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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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Wikidata, and a clash of world views

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Remember the days before Wikipedia had all the answers? We looked things up in libraries, referring to shelf-filling encyclopaedias. We bought CD-ROMs (remember them?) full of facts and pictures and video clips. We asked people. Sometimes, school home work actually required some work more strenuous than a cut and paste. We went about our business without remembering […]

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Two Perspectives on Wikidata

By   /  April 10, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mark Graham recently raised some concerns regarding the Wikidata project in The Atlantic.

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Wikidata: Funding and a Three Phase Plan

By   /  March 30, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Wikimedia Deutschland’s latest project, Wikidata, has made some exciting announcements regarding funding and the project’s planned development.

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The Semantic Web Has Gone Mainstream! Wanna Bet?

By   /  March 13, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data Conference Community, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

In 2005, I started learning about the so-called Semantic Web. It wasn’t till 2008, the same year I started my PhD, that I finally understood what the Semantic Web was really about. At the time, I made a $1000 bet with 3 college buddies that the Semantic Web would be mainstream by the time I […]

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Ward Cunningham's Smallest Federated Wiki Paves Road To Our Curated Future

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki, is percolating another project: The Smallest Federated Wiki. This week he gave a presentation entitled, Missing From the Beginning: The Federation of Wikis Abstract, at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) theatre, which is viewable here, and he’s been hosting Google+ hangouts about the work, too. So, what is […]

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The Flap of a Butterfly Wing

By   /  February 24, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Yes you are right, one of the prime reasons for this post is an excuse to show some stunning pictures from nature.  However, there is also good reason to explore a Linked Data example, provided by Pete DeVries of the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, in his recent submission to the […]

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The Semantic Link with Guest, Denny Vrandecic – February, 2012

By   /  February 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

On Friday, February 10, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about data; specifically, the recently announced “wikidata” project with special guest, […]

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