DBpedia DBpedia is a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data. We hope that this work will make it easier for the huge amount of information in Wikipedia to be used in some new interesting ways. Wikimedia Foundation As of 2015[update], the foundation employs over 280 people, with annual revenues in excess of US$75 million. Christophe Henner is chairman of the board. Katherine Maher is the executive director since March 2016. Goal The Wikimedia Foundation has stated its goal is to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects and to provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge. History In 2001, Jimmy Wales, an Internet entrepreneur, and Larry Sanger, a philosopher of knowledge and online community organizer, founded Wikipedia and Nupedia as Internet encyclopedias. The project was originally funded by Bomis, Wales' for-profit business.
Research Data MANTRA - DIY training kit for librarians Introduction During autumn and winter 2012-13, data librarians at the University of Edinburgh (Robin Rice and Anne Donnelly) led a pilot course for four University academic service librarians on Research Data Management (RDM) covering five topics involving reading assigments from the MANTRA course, reflective writing, and 2-hour face-to-face training sessions, including group exercises from the UK Data Archive (UKDA). The course was deemed successful by participants and Information Services managers, and was delivered to all the University's academic service librarians. Here we share our training for small groups of librarians anywhere who wish to gain confidence and understanding of research data management. The DIY Training Kit is designed to contain everything needed to complete a similar training course on your own (in small groups) and is based on open educational materials.
API:Query The action=query module allows you to get most of the data stored in a wiki, including tokens for editing. The query module has many submodules (called query modules), each with a different function. There are three types of query modules: Open Data Portal (UE) 0 Have you ever wondered… which of Europe’s countries has the greenest energy supply? Or which of its economies are growing fastest? Or which organisations are lobbying the EU? Or how EU public funds are being spent? The EU gathers and generates data about these and about many other things.
Google Open-Sourcing TensorFlow Shows AI's Future Is Data When Google open sourced its artificial intelligence engine last week—freely sharing the code with the world at large—Lukas Biewald didn’t see it as a triumph of the free software movement. He saw it as a triumph of data. That’s how you’d expect him to see it. The unofficial homepage of Tim Dwyer I have a new position: Senior Lecturer and Larkins Fellow at Monash University, Australia. Dissertations Tim Dwyer (2005): "Two and a Half Dimensional Visualisation of Relational Networks", PhD Thesis, The University of Sydney. (23MB pdf) Tim Dwyer (2001): "Three Dimensional UML using Force Directed Layout", Honours Thesis, The University of Melbourne (TR download) Technical Reports T.
InfoVis CyberInfrastructure- Latent Semantic Analysis Software > Latent Semantic Analysis Description | Pros and Cons | Applications | Details | Usage Hints | References | Acknowledgments Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) can be applied to induce and represent aspects of the meaning of words (Berry et al., 1995; Deerwester et al., 1990; Landauer & Dumais, 1997; Landauer et al.,1998). New York Public Library Invites a Deep Digital Dive Photo Mansion Maniac, a whimsical online toy created by the New York Public Library, may seem like envy bait for the real-estate have-nots. With the help of a Pac-Man-like icon, users can explore the floor plans of some of the city’s most extravagant early-20th-century residences, culled from the library’s archives. But the game is what you might call a marketing teaser for a major redistribution of property, digitally speaking: the release of more than 180,000 photographs, postcards, maps and other public-domain items from the library’s special collections in downloadable high-resolution files — along with an invitation to users to grab them and do with them whatever they please. Digitization has been all the rage over the past decade, as libraries, museums and other institutions have scanned millions of items and posted them online. A growing number of institutions have been rallying under the banner of “open content.”
Hook into Wikipedia using Java and the MediaWiki API The Mediawiki API makes it possible for web developers to access, search and integrate all Wikipedia content into their applications. Given that Wikipedia is the ultimate online encyclopedia, there are dozens of use cases in which this might be useful. I used to post a lot of articles about using the webservice APIS of third party sites on this blog.