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BBC Academy - Technology - Linked data and the semantic web

BBC Academy - Technology - Linked data and the semantic web | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it
linked data, Olympics coverage, Oli Bartlett, Sofia Angeletou, Yves Raimond, Dan Ramsden, Andrew Pipes
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One of the most notable industrial strength implementation of semantic web standards.

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Semantic Web 101

An extremely brief introduction to some Semantic Web technologies: URIs, XML, RDF, RDFS and OWL, and an introduction to Linked Open Data (LOD), principles and r (#semantic web 101 http://t.co/iWCHjyBe...)...

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Came across this on Ralph Poole's scoops. Another good trainer for high-level RDF concepts. If you don't know how to code, you can grasp many concepts from this briefing out of Australia. It may spark an idea for a use case in your professional field.

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RDF 1.1 and the Future of Government Transparency - Semanticweb.com

RDF 1.1 and the Future of Government Transparency - Semanticweb.com | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it

Following the newly minted “recommendation” status of RDF 1.1, Michael C. Daconta of GCN has asked, “What does this mean for open data and government transparency?” Daconta writes, “First, it is important to highlight the JSON-LD serialization format.  JSON is a very simple and popular data format, especially in modern Web applications.  Furthermore, JSON is a concise format (much more so than XML) that is well-suited to represent the RDF data model.  An example of this is Google adopting JSON-LD for marking up data in Gmail, Search and Google Now.  Second, like the rebranding of RDF to ‘linked data’ in order to capitalize on the popularity of social graphs, RDF is adapting its strong semantics to other communities by separating the model from the syntax.  In other words, if the mountain won’t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.”


Via Irina Radchenko
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The Federal Government needs to develop a strategy for publishing its content on the web using RDF. This will  enable a more open and transparent Government; something the taxpayer deserves and federal analysts will use. But I wonder who in the Government has the authority to work RDF into a Government-wide policy, and then affect funding to enable agencies to comply. Enabling semantic web standards can only lead to smarter searching, which becomes a workforce multiplier.

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Introduction to: SKOS - Semanticweb.com

Introduction to: SKOS - Semanticweb.com | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it
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There are off-the-shelf tools on the market that enable curation of a SKOS thesaurus. Those tools also enable exporting of your thesaurus into web-ontology language (OWL) files that are easily consumed by semantic indexing engines. With standard relationship definitions (aka predicates in semantic web parlance), SKOS let's you build relationships among words/phrases that identify synonyms, alternate labels, acronyms, and others. It is a practical first step toward building the foundation of domain specific knowledge bases.

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Concept based semantic search

Concept-based, semantic searchAndreas BlumauerSemantic Web Companywww.semantic-web.at © Semantic Web Company – http://www.semantic-web.at/ (Concept based semantic search: Concept based semantic search Presentation Transcript.

 


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This presentation contains some slides that an information manager can use to explain the elements of semantic search to business managers. It depicts an enterprise vocabulary (ontology) mapped into the content. This shows how semantic search enables users to search on terms when only their synonyms appear in the content. Slides 4, 5, and 6 clearly illustrate that the user may search on one concept "W 176" (a Mercedes Benz car model) and essentially find it's synonym "A 250 Sport". 

 

Adding one slide about the W3C SKOS standard in front of these slides could lead a non-technical audience to some deep questions about semantic web capabilities. The light-bulb will go on.

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Technology Industry Leaders and Monster.com Launch USTechVets.org - Semanticweb.com

Technology Industry Leaders and Monster.com Launch USTechVets.org - Semanticweb.com | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it
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Monster’s "award winning" 6Sense semantic search technology helps veteran's find jobs.

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A Primer on Machine Readability for Online Documents and Data - Data.gov

A Primer on Machine Readability for Online Documents and Data - Data.gov | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it
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The authors list data formats the U.S. Government might use to publish data on the web in accordance with President Obama's "Executive Order -- Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information". In it, they include RDF. They summarily describe Tim Berners-Lee's Five-star (linked open) Data rating system: "...that making data available online was one star, making it machine readable was two-stars, using an open-format was three stars, using RDF format was four stars, and using RDF with links to other datasets was five stars."

 

Imagine if the Government fully embraced RDF as a means of publishing laws and regulations. How would they adjust their publishing methods to produce documents/publications that offered more meaningful structures. Better structure could enable linking of titles, chapters, sections, and paragraphs during a semantic search to provide more relevant search results. 

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PoolParty Semantic Suite – Webinar: Why SKOS should be a focal point of your linked data strategy

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The standard knowledge organization system (SKOS) is enabling web applications to link data across the semantic web. This page at PoolParty links to an hour long webinar where Andreas Blumauer, PoolParty CEO, presents several use cases of how SKOS enables semantic search applications by linking data among many SKOS enabled web sites. If you need a rudimentary understanding of how applications are reusing linked data, this is a good place to start.

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OpenPolicy™ | Ontotext

OpenPolicy™ | Ontotext | Semantic Web Standards at Work | Scoop.it
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Here is an example of OWL and RDF in action. Imagine publishing all public documents in RDF and exposing them on the web. This would have a huge impact on Open Government and streamlining rules and regulations. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/18/advise-advisor-streamlining-improving-and-simplifying-rules-and-regulations.  It would enable all taxpayers and Government stakeholders to quickly search and comment on Government policy development.

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