Preview release of conTEXT for Linked-Data based text analytics

We are happy to announce the preview release of conTEXT — a platform for lightweight text analytics using Linked Data (soon to be part of the LOD2 Stack). conTEXT enables social Web users to semantically analyze text corpora (such as blogs, RSS/Atom feeds, Facebook, G+, Twitter or SlideWiki.org decks) and provides novel ways for browsing … Continue reading

Open Data session at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Last week I attended the St. Petersburg International economic forum. I was invited to represent LOD2 and speak in a session about open government data titled: “Open Data: Transparency with a purpose”. Other participants included two ministers of the Russian Federation (Mikhail Abyzov – minister for Open Government and Nikolai Nikiforov – minister for Telecom … Continue reading

There is (no) money in Linked Data?

A few days ago Prateek Jain, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz, Chitra Venkatramani from Knoesis published a short writeup “There is no money in Linked Data”. And started a corresponding discussion on the W3C Semantic Web mailinglist. In this post I want to summarize the short discussion I had on this topic with Pascal Hitzler, since … Continue reading

Open Data Conference in Seoul

Sören visited LOD2 partner KAIST and gave a lecture on Linking Enterprise Data in KAIST’s distinguished lecture series. On the second day of Sören’s short trip to Korea, we participated in the Open Data Conference of the Information Society Agency (NIA). NIA seems to be implementing a comprehensive Open Data strategy (also involving LinkedData). Looks … Continue reading

Semantic Data Web Lecture at SlideWiki.org

LOD2 partner AKSW’s Ali Khalili, Darya Tarasowa and Sören Auer were working in the last months on the collaborative educational content authoring platform SlideWiki.org. SlideWiki allows to create richly structured presentations comprising slides, self-test questionnaires, illustrations etc. SlideWiki features include in particular: WYSIWYG slide authoring Logical slide and deck representation LaTeX/MathML integration Multilingual decks / semi-automatic translation in 50+ … Continue reading

6th Workshop on Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2013)

LOD2 consortium members Chris Bizer, Michael Hausenblas and Sören Auer together with Tom Heath and Tim Berners-Lee are organizing this 6th edition of the classical Linked Data on the Web workshop. LDOW 2013 takes place 14 May 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in conjunction with 22nd International World Wide Web Conference. The call for papers … Continue reading

Publink Linked Data Starter Service call 2013

In the previous two years the LOD2 and LATC consortia supported a number of organizations in Linked Data publishing. Examples of completed PUBLINK projects include: In 2010 the European Commission Directorate General CONNECT learned how to translate a PDF document with performance indicators into a linked open data graphical environment on the web for the Digital Agenda … Continue reading

KESW Summer and Conference in St. Petersburg

This week KESW Summer School takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia. On Sunday the 3rd Russian Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (KESW)  starts and continues October 9. LOD2 is supporting both events in various aspect. AKSW’s Ivan Ermilov, Darya Tarasova, Jörg Unbehauen and Sören Auer give lectures during the summer school. Sören will give … Continue reading

Publishing World Bank Linked Data

The World Bank is an international development organization that provides access to a comprehensive set of data about countries around the globe. The publicly available statistical data is collected from officially-recognized international sources, and consists of a wide array of observations. The World Bank Linked Dataspace was created by Sarven Capadisli at LOD2 partner Linked Data … Continue reading

Paper about LOD2 Stack accepted for ISWC

A paper describing the LOD2 Stack and its application in LOD2’s Media & Publishing use case was accepted for presentation in the In-Use track of the International Semantic Web Conference 2012 in Boston (USA): Managing the life-cycle of Linked Data with the LOD2 Stack, Sören Auer, Lorenz Bühmann, Jens Lehmann, Michael Hausenblas, Sebastian Tramp, Bert vanNuffelen, Pablo Mendes, Christian Dirschl, … Continue reading