There has been a lot of research in the cultural heritage domain in the last few years about the semantic web and linked data, e.g. by the Semantic Computing Research Group at the Aalto University in Finland.
A common narrative in many “open” development projects goes along the lines of “provide access to data/information –> some magic occurs –> we see positive change.” In essence, because of the newness of this field, we only know what we THINK happens, we don’t know what REALLY happens because there is a paucity of documentation and evidence.
It’s problematic that we often use the terms data, information, and knowledge interchangeably, because:
Data is NOT knowledge.
Data is NOT information.
Information is NOT knowledge.
Knowledge IS what you know. It’s the result of information you’ve consumed, your education, your culture, beliefs, religion, experience – it’s intertwined with the society within which you live.
why analytics matter for DH. Useful article and for me surely analytics and data visualisation are part of the fabric of DH. Not because popularity=valuable but the insight of connections others make in aggregate often opens up new paths to exploration and discovery and even new insights. like a hashtag analytics and data about dh are an essential tool for not just the project team but the users...
provide archivists with an overview of the current linked data landscape, define basic concepts, identify practical strategies for adoption, and emphasize the tangible payoffs for archives implementing linked data.
Features to manage semantic search and linked open data are necessary components of the digital cultural heritage e-infrastructure. Virtual-Research-Community Even if not strictly a technological matter, the issue of openness of digital ...
Clothing stores that know what you like. Self-driving cars that know where you’re going. Sensors that warn you’ll have a heart attack days before you have it. Bars that serve your favorite drink minutes before you sit down.
The biannual Open Knowledge Conference, the world’s leading event in open knowledge, is taking place this week in Geneva.
This year’s OKCon asks: How can open data become a deeper part of public life? Citizen data explorers and investigators are crucial — that is why a full track of events will cover evidence and stories, exploring open data in advocacy and journalism.
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