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Fundamentals of Linked Data

Linked Data: The World is Your Database

This PDF contains slides used at a talk given at KMWorld 2016. It begins by introducing the basic principles of Linked Data and the advantages [...]

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By |March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Linked Data: The World is Your Database

Semantic Web Topics: Term Project

This document outlines a final project originally from the course "Semantic Web Topics" at LeHigh University. Students are asked to extend, create, or apply one [...]

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By |January 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Semantic Web Topics: Term Project

Wikidata and Authority Control

This video discuss Wikidata's pivotal role in bolstering authority control in Wikipedia through automated interactions with VIAF and other international authority files. Also includes a [...]

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An Introduction to Wikidata

Describes Wikidata, a "free and open knowledge base" which houses the data formerly located at Google's Freebase. Discusses how Wikidata is well-placed to solve data [...]

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What's a URI and Why Does It Matter?

This brief article introduces the terminology and issues surrounding URIs and their role on the Web. This includes some historical context of what URI originally [...]

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By |January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on What's a URI and Why Does It Matter?

Ordnance Survey: SPARQL Endpoint

In this blog post, the author draws attention to an interesting feature of some SPARQL endpoints. When a query is entered, the full HTTP GET [...]

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By |January 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Ordnance Survey: SPARQL Endpoint

On Beyond OWL: Challenges for Ontologies on the Web

In this slide presentation, the author argues that "the need for ontologies in the real world is manifest and increasing". This talk explores some of [...]

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By |January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on On Beyond OWL: Challenges for Ontologies on the Web

Vocabularies for Licenses

This blog post describes existing vocabularies used for expressing licenses when publishing Linked Data. Describes several ways for specifying a license within the data, or [...]

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By |January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Vocabularies for Licenses

MARC Into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative

These slides summarize the progress towards the goal of translating the MARC 21 format to a Linked Data model while retaining the richness and benefits [...]

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By |January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on MARC Into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative

Pulling SKOS "prefLabel" and "altLabel" Values Out of DBpedia

In this blog post, the author proposes that DBpedia may be the best source of reusable URIs when one is seeking to describe entities in [...]

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By |January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Pulling SKOS "prefLabel" and "altLabel" Values Out of DBpedia