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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


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

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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

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.

Empowering Your Medical Content with the New Healthcare Tagger on the Self-Service Semantic Suite (S4)

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Healthcare Tagger is the Self-Service Semantic Suite’s (S4) new tool for text analysis of various types of medical documents. It makes information extraction of biomedical knowledge quicker and more precise, and ultimately enhances your semantic analysis of medical records.

Linked Data Approach to Smart Insurance Analytics

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In the 17th century, London’s coffee houses were the marketplaces of merchants. Edward Lloyd's coffee house specialized in marine information and when the rise of trade led to a demand for cargo and ship insurance, Lloyd's c

Linked Data Paths To A Smart Tourism Journey

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Do you know that every day tourists throw coins worth some 3,000 euro into Rome’s iconic Trevi fountain? All the change collected from the fountain - that’s more than one million euro annually - has been going to charity s

Linked Data Pathways To Wisdom

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“Knowledge is knowing that tomatoes are fruits; wisdom is knowing not to put them in fruit salads,” said late British columnist Miles Kington. What’s knowledge and what’s wisdom in the information age? How can we leverage

Taking Semantic Web to its next level with Cognitive Computing

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Analyst reporting on the tech industry are at times 'too clever by half' when promoting trends or shooting down others when making yearly predictions about the ever evolving field of data analytics. An apt example, is the conside
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