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Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other 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

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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By |January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Wikidata and Authority Control

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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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

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

Linked Open Data Star Badges

This Web page contains snippets of code which can be copied and pasted into HTML to add an icon indicating the 5-Star rating of a [...]

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By |December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Linked Open Data Star Badges

Five Star Open Data

This webpage looks at Tim Berners-Lee's graduated deployment scheme for Open Data, giving examples for each step and explaining the costs and benefits that come [...]

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By |December 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Five Star Open Data

How to (Properly) Publish a Vocabulary or Ontology On the Web, Part 1

This resource is the first in a series of six and serves as an overview. It explains the author's intentions to create a blog-based tutorial [...]

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By |December 20th, 2016|Comments Off on How to (Properly) Publish a Vocabulary or Ontology On the Web, Part 1

Tutorial on Metadata Provenance

This two-part slide presentation was used at the Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) Conference. "Part 1: Linked Data Provenance" answers the questions, "How can we [...]

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Tutorial on Metadata Provenance

The Semantic Web in an Age of Open Data

Recent years have seen increasing amounts of Open Data being published on the Web, yet only a relatively small amount of the data published has [...]

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By |January 16th, 2016|Comments Off on The Semantic Web in an Age of Open Data