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Join in and participate: Government Linked Data Workshop – OGD Camp 2011 in Warsaw

Today, on the Linked Open Data Cloud, there are hundreds of data sets comprised of over 25 billion statements with hundreds of millions of links between them. These data sets don’t share a single schema. They cooperate without needing to coordinate and interlink by using the same fundamental mechanism that allows the World Wide Web … Continue reading

LOD2 Plenary Meeting in Leuven, Belgium with new LOD2 partners

From Monday, 19.09. 2011 until Wednesday, 21.09. 2011 the 2nd LOD2 plenary meeting took place in Leuven, Belgium hosted by LOD2 partner TenForce. It was the main face to face meeting after the 1st project year – and this meeting was also special because it was the first meeting since the LOD2 expansion with 5 … Continue reading

DBpedia 3.7 released, including 15 localized Editions

The LOD2 team is very happy to announce the release of DBpedia 3.7. The new release is based on Wikipedia dumps dating from late July 2011. The new DBpedia data set describes more than 3.64 million things, of which 1.83 million are classified in a consistent ontology, including 416,000 persons, 526,000 places, 106,000 music albums, … Continue reading

A part of the LOD2 Technology Stack: Sig.ma Enterprise Edition (EE) available

Sig.ma demonstrate a quite pragmatic component developed in the LOD2 Stack, Sig.ma EE will be distributed in the first release of the integrated version of the stack that will be released in late 2011 by the LOD2 project! The original Sig.ma The¬†http://sig.ma service was created as a demonstration of live, on the fly Web of … Continue reading

Indian-summer school on Linked Data started

Today we started in Leipzig the Indian-summer school on Linked Data. More than 30 participants are attending the summer school. We have lined up a seasoned crew of lecturers from the LOD2 consortium and beyond, including Chris Bizer and Robert Isele from LOD2 partner FUB, Jens Lehmann, Axel Ngonga and Sebastian Tramp from AKSW, Vojtech … Continue reading

Search using the power of the cloud

Linked Open Data Technologies are under the engine hood of more and more applications and services. Search engines development was a field were lots of pioneer work was done, in recent years, and were now powerful products came and will come to market. I have had the chance to talk to Amar-Djalil Meazour about the … Continue reading

Leuven Open Data

At this event we show what new technologies can do to improve local governments, without talking about technology or IT. For all those who are fed up with hearing IT say “what you ask, is not possible”, we present to you: “Open Data”! What event is this? The Leuven Open Data event on September 20th … Continue reading