Proposed: a 4-star classification-scheme for linked open cultural metadata at LODLAM One of the outcomes of last week’s LOD-LAM Summit was a draft document proposing a new way to assess the openness/usefulness of linked data for the LAM community. This is a work in progress, but is already provoking interesting debate on our options as we try to create a shared strategy. Here’s what the document looks like today, and we welcome your comments, questions and feedback as we work towards version 1.0.
Data What is Linked Data? The Semantic Web is a Web of Data — of dates and titles and part numbers and chemical properties and any other data one might conceive of. The collection of Semantic Web technologies (RDF, OWL, SKOS, SPARQL, etc.) provides an environment where application can query that data, draw inferences using vocabularies, etc. However, to make the Web of Data a reality, it is important to have the huge amount of data on the Web available in a standard format, reachable and manageable by Semantic Web tools.
The largest multilingual encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network This page describes how you can query BabelNet through an HTTP interface that returns JSON. You can append the key parameter to the HTTP requests as shown in the examples below. To obtain an API key please read the key & limits page. All requests must be executed using the GET method and they should include the Accept-Encoding: gzip header in order to obtain compressed content. BIBFRAME - Bibliographic Framework Initiative (Library of Congress) Formed in 2009, the Archive Team (not to be confused with the archive.org Archive-It Team) is a rogue archivist collective dedicated to saving copies of rapidly dying or deleted websites for the sake of history and digital heritage. The group is 100% composed of volunteers and interested parties, and has expanded into a large amount of related projects for saving online and digital history. History is littered with hundreds of conflicts over the future of a community, group, location or business that were "resolved" when one of the parties stepped ahead and destroyed what was there. With the original point of contention destroyed, the debates would fall to the wayside. Archive Team believes that by duplicated condemned data, the conversation and debate can continue, as well as the richness and insight gained by keeping the materials. The main site for Archive Team is at archiveteam.org and contains up to the date information on various projects, manifestos, plans and walkthroughs.
» Linked Data for the Uninitiated (Part 1) This two-part post is my follow-up to LAWDI 2012, officially known as the first Linked Ancient World Data Institute. It brought together a multi-disciplinary group of digital scholars at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) whose interests incorporate the Ancient Medierranean and Near East. This essay is cross-posted on the GC Digital Fellows blog.* The Linked Data Cloud as of September 2011.
Shaping Wikipedia into a Computable Knowledge Base Download as PDF Wikipedia is arguably the most important information source yet invented for natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence, in addition to its role as humanity’s largest encyclopedia. Wikipedia is the principal information source for such prominent services as IBM’s Watson , Freebase , the Google Knowledge Graph , Apple’s Siri , YAGO , and DBpedia , the core reference structure for linked open data . Radically Open Cultural Heritage Data on the Web Jon Voss, We Are What We Do, United States Abstract What happens when hundreds of thousands of archival photos are shared with open licenses, then mashed up with geolocation data and current photos? Or when app developers can freely utilize information and images from millions of books?
Seeing Standards Poster of visualization (PDF, 36in x 108in) Metadata standard glossary, poster form (PDF, 36in x 41in) Metadata standard glossary, pamphlet form (PDF) The sheer number of metadata standards in the cultural heritage sector is overwhelming, and their inter-relationships further complicate the situation. This visual map of the metadata landscape is intended to assist planners with the selection and implementation of metadata standards.
Ontology after Quine Bio. I moved to Hamburg having spent three years as a “Juan de la Cierva”researcher at the University of Barcelona, where I was a senior member of the LOGOS Grup de Recerca. Prior to my stint in Barcelona, I was a lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy and the University of Cambridge, before which I held two postdoctoral research fellowships at the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind, which is attached to the Philosophy Department at the University of Leeds. The first of these was funded by the lovely people at the Analysis Trust.
Issue 7: LODLAM In this paper we present DIVE+, which aims to advance the way in which researchers and general audience interact with heterogeneous online heritage collections by allowing an integrated exploration of objects of these collections. Within the context of DIVE+, we developed various data enrichment and linking strategies, resulting in an interconnected dataset. We especially focus on events. Rather than restricting the type of events, we include named historical events (Second World War), unnamed historical events (The Dutch prime minister making new year’s speech) or personal events (Death of a person). This is in addition to person, concept and location-based enrichments, as events can be combined into event narratives as context for searching, browsing and presenting cultural heritage collection objects.
SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData - W3C Wiki News 2014-12-03: The 8th edition of the Linked Data on the Web workshop will take place at WWW2015 in Florence, Italy. The paper submission deadline for the workshop is 15 March, 2015. 2014-09-10: An updated version of the LOD Cloud diagram has been published. The new version contains 570 linked datasets which are connected by 2909 linksets.
Art Data Model Introduction The Linked Art Data Model is an application profile that can be used to describe cultural heritage resources, with a focus on artworks and museum-oriented activities. It defines common patterns and terms to ensure that the resulting data can be easily used and is based on real-world data and use cases. Give yourself a URI Do you have a URI for yourself? If you are reading this blog and you have the ability to publish stuff on the web, then you can make a FOAF page, and you can give yourself a URI. A lot of people have published data about themselves without using a URI for themselves. This means I can't refer to them in other data. So please take a minute to give yourself a URI. If you have a FOAF page, you may just have to add rdf:about="" and voila you have a URI (I suggest you use your initials for the last bit).