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Why we’re launching the Dataset Exchange WG

I’m delighted that the Dataset Exchange Working Group is beginning its work this week to pursue two distinct strands: updating the Data Catalog vocabulary (DCAT); providing a precise definition of an application profile and setting out how clients and servers can use them in content negotiation. Within that environment, it’s likely that the WG will […]
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Dive into the Semantic Data Lake

Back in October last year, I highlighted a EU-funded project we’re involved with around big data. Led by Sören Auer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Big Data Europe has built a remarkably flexible big data processing platform. It wraps a lot of well-known components like Apache Spark and HDFS in […]
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Data on the Web? Here’s How

Este artigo em português I want a revolution. Not a political one, and certainly not a violent one, but a revolution nonetheless. A revolution in the way people think about the way data is shared on the Web, whether openly or not. This is where I typically start talking about people using the Web as […]
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W3C and Big Data

The term big data, or to give it marketing spin, Big Data, means different things to different people. For operators of wind turbine arrays it might mean handling the 2GB of data created by each turbine every hour describing its power generation and the sensor readings that are then used to predict and prevent component […]
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Just how should we share data on the Web?

The UK government is currently running a survey to elicit ideas on how it should update data.gov.uk. As one of the oldest such portals, despite various stages of evolution and upgrade, it is, unsurprisingly, showing signs of age. Yesterday’s blog post by Owen Boswarva offers a good summary of the kind of issues that arise […]
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HTTPS and the Semantic Web/Linked Data

In short, keep writing “http:” and trust that the infrastructure will quietly switch over to TLS (https) whenever both client and server can handle it. Meanwhile, let’s try to get SemWeb software to be doing TLS+UIR+HSTS and be as secure as modern browsers. Sandro Hawke As we hope you’ve noticed, W3C is increasing the security […]
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After More Than A Decade of Success: Where is the Money?

Two recent conferences, SemTechBiz in Silicon Valley and SEMANTiCS in Leipzig, gave me the opportunity to explore (at least) 10 years of success of Semantic Web technologies. From the technically simple but high impact use of vocabularies like DCAT and SKOS through to highly sophisticated use of ontological reasoning in areas such as health care […]
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