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European Data Forum 2014 in Athens was great success

About 3 weeks ago the European Data Forum 2014 (EDF2014) took place in Athens, Greece on 19-20 March 2014. LOD2 was again one of the main organisers in this 3rd edition of the free community event to foster the European Data Economy. More than 500 industry leaders, researchers, and policy makers, were meeting to discuss … Continue reading

How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development (Workshop at OKCon)

A workshop organised by REEEP, GBPN and the Semantic Web Company on “How Linked Open Data (LOD) supports Sustainable Development & Climate Change Development” – part of the “Open Development and Sustainability” Program of the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 (OKCon2013) – taking place on 18-09-2013, 11:45 to 13:15, Geneva, Switzerland. This workshop is also supported … Continue reading

LOD2 Plenary taking place in March13 including a LOD side event in Amsterdam

In about 1 week from today the next LOD2 project plenary (first of 2 meetings in 2013) will take place hosted by CWI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. LOD2 plenaries are very special events as lot of Linked Open Data people from all 15 LOD2 partner organisations meet at one place to exchange their respective knowledge … Continue reading

Neelie Kroes, EC Commissioner for the Digital Agenda mentions LOD2 project in OKFestival opening speech

Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda in Europe gave this week an opening speech to the OKFestival 2012 in Helsinki, Finland – organised by the LOD2 partner Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN). Excerpt from the respective OKFN blog post: ‘Today Neelie gave a virtual address for participants at … Continue reading

LOD2 PUBLINK Consultancy Winners Call2011 announcement

Introduction The LOD2 PUBLINK consultancy service is one of the major LOD2 dissemination and training activities that helps to reach an interested audience in Linked Open Data technology and to provide training in this field as well as consultancy to solve concrete problems on the side of the PUBLINK applicants. The PUBLINK service follows a … Continue reading

LOD2 webinar series: Linked Data and SKOS – D2R and Sparqlify

The LOD2 team is happy to announce 2 free Linked Open Data tool webinars for April 2012 as follows! You can find the recorded LOD2 webinars and respective slides here: http://lod2.eu/BlogPost/webinar-series Linked Data and SKOS, 18.04.2012, 05.00pm CET Knowledge organization systems like taxonomies or thesauri can benefit from linked data approaches and vice versa. In … Continue reading

LOD2 Vienna Plenary Meeting 21 – 23 March 2012

From 21 to 23 March 2012 the bi-annual plenary meeting of the LOD2 project took place with about 35 participants from all 14 partners of the LOD2 consortium – this time in Vienna, Austria hosted by the local LOD2 partner Semantic Web Company. In the course of this 3 days meeting the following activities took … Continue reading

Save the Date: the European Data Forum 2012 takes place 6-7 June 2012 in Copenhagen!

The European Data Forum 2012 (EDF2012) is a meeting place for industry, research, policymakers and community initiatives to discuss the challenges of Big Data and the emerging Data Economy and to develop suitable action plans for addressing these challenges. Of special focus within the EDF are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), since they are driving … Continue reading

Announcement of Intermediate LOD2 Stack Release, March 2012

The LOD2 consortium proudly announces the release 1.1 of the LOD2 Technology Stack available at: http://stack.lod2.eu. The LOD2 stack is an integrated distribution of aligned tools which support the life-cycle of Linked (Open) Data from extraction, authoring/creation over enrichment, interlinking, fusing to visualization and maintenance. The stack comprises tools ¬†from the LOD2 partners and third … Continue reading

Open Data and Public Sector: applying Austrian experience in Czech Republic

Availability of public sector information and transparency of public sector have been discussed in the Czech Republic for some time now. Although public sector organisations provide various datasets to the public they are often difficult to find and due to the lack of data formats standardisation attempts to reuse these datasets in useful applications may … Continue reading