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How Data Integration Joined the Music Hit Charts

Integrating data and metadata to create increased interlinking and integrated services to engage audiences
“We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the past is not coming back. But I see the glass as half-full: the internet and social networking are new avenue

Open Data Innovation? Open Your Data And See It Happen.

Open data fosters a culture of creativity and innovation

As more and more companies and startups are creating business and social value out of open data, the open data trend-setting governments and local authorities are not sitting idle and are opening up data sets and actively encouraging citizens, developers, and firms to innovate with open data.

Linked Data Innovation – A Key To Foster Business Growth

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  ‘Data is the new oil’, once said Neelie Kroes,  former Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, aptly describing how the growing amounts of data are changing businesses and o

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

Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities

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The Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector deals with complex and varied data. Integrating that data, especially across institutions, has always been a challenge. On the other hand, the value of linked data is especially high in this sector, since culture by its very nature is cross-border and interlinked.

This Is Me: An Ontologist for Semantic Enrichment and Linked Data

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Since 2010 I, Vladimir Alexiev, have been working at Ontotext to further develop the LOD cloud with the help of graph databases. I started working with and developing cultural heritage data interlinks in 2010 and I’m delighted and excited to be part of the DBpedia and Europeana quality committees.

The Web as a CMS: How BBC joined Linked Open Data

Revolution of Linked Open Data

Editorial wants to create faultless content and it is hard for them to imagine that quality coming from anyone else but their team. The dilemma these days is how do you maintain that high-quality in an era of shrinking editorial budgets and ever increasing amounts of data. Early on the BBC decided not to mint their own IDs but to utilise existing URIs for musical artists from a freely available database MusicBrainz. BBC went further and made the strategic decision to also use its resources to help improve the MusicBrainz database.

Linked Data Solutions in Healthcare

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Linked Data Solutions for Healthcare breaks down the barriers of information silos and gives an all-round comprehensive view of patients’ and research data. They help organizations enrich unstructured patient data with all the terminology in order to identify entities such as generic and branded drugs, recommended and prescribed dosage, or adverse event reactions. Linked data also makes text mining easier as it eliminates ambiguity with the help of those vocabularies, referred to as ontologies in the semantic technology industry.

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