Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dutch Ships and Sailors in 1st issue of the DHCommons journal

A while ago, we submitted a project description of our Digital History project Dutch Ships and Sailors to the DHCommons journal and this week the first issue of the journal was published containing our paper “The Dutch Ships and Sailors

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Talk by C. Bockisch, B. van Gastel (Open University Nijmegen)

DATE: Friday, October 30th 2015 TIME:  14:30-15:30 ROOM: WN-P4.23 (Science Building, VU Campus) TITLE: Energy-Aware Software Engineering ABSTRACT: ICT systems play an increasingly important role in the global energy balance. On one hand they contribute significantly to the energy consumption, on the

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Best Paper Award at ISWC 2015 Workshop

I’m happy to announce that we won the Best Paper Award at the Linked Data for Information Extraction (LD4IE) workshop at ISWC 2015! Our winning paper is titled CrowdTruth Measures for Language Ambiguity: The Case of Medical Relation Extraction. Lora

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Trip Report: ISWC 2015

Last week, I hung out in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the the 14th International Semantic Web Conference. Bethlehem is famous for the Lehigh University Benchmark  (LUBM) and Bethlehem Steel. This is the major conference focused on the intersection of semantics and web technologies. In

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ISWC 2015 trip report

I would like to share here a few thoughts and experiences from this year’s International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), which took place last week in Bethlehem PA (USA). Many papers are still on my reading list, but here is

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Trip report KCAP 2015

From 7 to 10 October I visited the Eighth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015), in Palisades, New York. The conference was scheduled right before and at a few hours driving from ISWC, so many participants attended both conferences.

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Inspiring TMT Workshop in Bamako

Kasadaka in Bamako From 9-13 October, the W4RA team visited Bamako in Mali for the Nuffic-funded Tailor Made Training (TMT) workshop at the offices of AOPP (Association des organisations professionnelles paysannes) in Mali. This association brings together agricultural innovators in the country. The

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ECML-PKDD 2015 Trip Report

“Real-world data sets are multimodal.” For me, this was the most-important single line said during the opening speech, which reflects why we want to model real-world data sets as Knowledge Graphs rather than as (relational) tables.   Just shy of

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Trip Report: 5 years of altmetrics #2amconf #altmetrics15

Last week (Oct 7 – 9) the altmetrics community made its way to Amsterdam for 2:AM (the second altmetrics conference) and altmetrics15 (the 4th altmetrics workshop). The conference is aimed more at practitioners while the workshop has a bit more research focus. I

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Symposium Announcement

‘Open Data for the Social Sciences and Humanities’ Date: Friday October 30th 2015, 12.00 – 17.00 Location: National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague (KB), auditorium   The Talk of Europe – Travelling CLARIN Campus project aims to facilitate

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