All posts by Teodora Petkova

About Teodora Petkova

Teodora is a philologist fascinated by the metamorphoses of text on the Web. Curious about our networked lives, she explores how the Semantic Web vision unfolds, transforming the possibilities of the written word.

Working with Data Just Got Easier: Converting Tabular Data into RDF Within GraphDB

OntoRefine is a new addition to GraphDB that allows you to do many ETL (extract, transform and load) tasks over tabular data via an intuitive user interface. It makes the process of filtering and editing inconsistent data easy and frictionless.

GraphDB: Answers for Kids of All Ages

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Kids of all ages have two things in common: they all tend to make clutter and mess and they all would love to have the clutter and mess cleared up for them. And while younger kids often times have their mommies and daddies clean the mess, grown up kids prefer to use tools. GraphDB is one such tool: it is a tool for cleaning up messes of data.

The Knowledge Discovery Quest

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Surrounded by millions of bits of information, in today’s digital world we are on a knowledge discovery quest. On this quest semantic search is key. It helps us explore connections and gather information from seemingly disparate

Connectivity, Open Data and A Bag of Chips

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Often considered too technical and hard to implement Linked Open Data is actually not something outside business and free exchange as usual - it is connectivity, but on a data level. Global connectivity transformed the way we

Data Integration: Joining the Data Pieces of Your Business Puzzle

While it is a no-brainer that the better connected and communicating the units of a business, the more competitive, agile and successful it is, when it comes to enterprise data integration, the value of connectivity often remains

Cooking Up the Semantic Web

How is the Semantic Web vision unfolding and what does it take for the Web to fully reach its potential and evolve from a Web of Documents to a Web of Data through universal data representation standards.

Semantic Search: The Paradigm Shift from Results to Relationships

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“Sorry, no content matched your criteria” is probably one of the most frustrating messages we can get after a search in the times when more and more of the world’s information is supposed to be at our fingertips, seeming

A Web of People and Machines: W3C Semantic Web Standards

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How and why Semantic Web Standards are to serve the Web of Data for better collaboration between people through computers. The technology standards of the Semantic Web enable more and more enterprises, application builders and information retrieval systems to handle data in cost-effective and agile manner.

Thinking Outside the Table

Outside the tables there lie another paths which enable managing highly connected data, working with complex queries and having readily available relationships, without the need to express them explicitly. These are the paths of a graph database.

Our Networked Lives, Publishing and Semantic Technologies

Rich, absorbing stories, news, reports, insightful researches, scientific materials and all the other stocks of trade of publishing now heavily depend on the ability of a publisher to handle data in an interconnected way, allowing for the many permutations of content.

In broad strokes, semantics is what makes possible to enrich resources with additional information (metadata), attaching machine-processable and readable meaning to them.

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