Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Scientist article about the VOICES project

In this week’s New Scientist, an article written by Hal Hodson about our VOICES project appears. It highlights some of the key concepts and results from the project that focusses on providing voice-based access to information in developing areas. The

Posted in Staff Blogs, Victor de Boer

Agora at Web Science

Agora will be presenting at Webscience13 with the paper “From Information Delivery to Interpretation Support: Evaluating Cultural Heritage Access on the Web”. A first draft of the program is now available. Source:

Posted in Agora, Projects

Trip Report: UKSG (or why librarians & publishers should think altmetrics)

  For the past couple of days (April 8 – 10, 2013), I attended the UKSG conference. UKSG is organization for academic publishers and librarians. The conference itself has over 700 attendees and is focused on these two groups. I

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

Data2Semantics wins COMMIT/ Valorization Award!

During the COMMIT/ Community event, April 2-3 in Lunteren, the Data2Semantics won one out of three COMMIT/ Valorization awards. The award is a 10000 euros subsidy to encourage the project to bring one of its products closer to use outside

Posted in Data2Semantics, Projects

Fair Trade Data

The rise of Fair Trade food and other products has been amazing over the past 4 years. Indeed, it’s great to see how certification for the origins (and production processes) of products  is becoming both prevalent and expected. For me,

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs

5 heuristics for writing better SPARQL queries

In the context of the Open PHACTS and the Linked Data Benchmark Council projects, Antonis Loizou and I have been looking at how to write better SPARQL queries. In the Open PHACTS project, we’ve been writing super complicated queries to

Posted in Paul Groth, Staff Blogs