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LOD2 supports the Reasoning Web Summer School 2011

This years Reasoning Web Summer School is organized by LOD2 partner DERI and will take place in the last week of August (August 23-27) in Galway, Ireland. LOD2 is involved in this years edition of the renowned summer school with a lecture by Sören giving an introduction and overview on Linked Data approaches. Prospective students … Continue reading

Berlin SPARQL Benchmark Version 3 and Benchmarking Results

Hi all, we are happy to announce Version 3 of the Berlin SPARQL Benchmark as well as the results of a benchmark experiment in which we compared the query, load and update performance of Virtuoso, Jena TDB, 4store, BigData, and BigOWLIM using the new benchmark. The Berlin SPARQL Benchmark Version 3 (BSBM V3) defines three … Continue reading

New book: Linked Data – Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space

Tom Heath and Christian Bizer have been working on a book about Linked Data over the last months.  The book gives an overview of the principles of Linked Data as well as the Web of Data that has emerged through the application of these principles. It discusses patterns for publishing Linked Data, describes deployed Linked … Continue reading

DBpedia Spotlight released

We are happy to announce a first release of DBpedia Spotlight – Shedding Light on the Web of Documents. The amount of data in the Linked Open Data cloud is steadily increasing. Interlinking text documents with this data enables the Web of Data to be used as background knowledge within document-oriented applications such as search … Continue reading