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Who uses DBPedia anyway?

[this post is based on Frank Walraven‘s Master thesis] Who uses DBPedia anyway? This was the question that started a research project for Frank Walraven. This question came up during one of the meetings of the Dutch DBPedia chapter, of

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Trip Report: Dagstuhl Seminar on Knowledge Graphs

Last week, I was at Dagstuhl for a seminar on knowledge graphs specifically focused on new directions for knowledge representation. Knowledge Graphs have exploded in practice since the release of Google’s Knowledge Graph in 2012. Examples include knowledge graphs at

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The Benefits of Linking Metadata for Internal and External users of an Audiovisual Archive

[This post describes the Master Project work of Information Science students Tim de Bruijn and John Brooks and is based on their theses] Audiovisual archives adopt structured vocabularies for their metadata management. With Semantic Web and Linked Data now becoming

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Developing a Sustainable Weather Information System in Rural Burkina Faso

[This post describes the Information Sciences Master Project of Hameedat Omoine and is based on her thesis.]  In the quest to improve the lives of farmers and improve agricultural productivity in rural Burkina Faso, meteorological data has been identified as

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An Approach to a Sustainable Weather Information System in Rural Burkina Faso

[This post describes the Information Sciences Master Project of Hameedat Omoine and is based on her thesis.]  In the quest to improve the lives of farmers and improve agricultural productivity in rural Burkina Faso, meteorological data has been identified as

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Trip Report: Provenance Week 2018

A couple of weeks ago I was at Provenance Week 2018 – a biennial conference that brings together various communities working on data provenance. Personally, it’s a fantastic event as it’s an opportunity to see the range of work going on

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Testimonials Digital Humanities minor at DHBenelux2018

At the DHBenelux 2018 conference, students from the VU minor “Digital Humanities and Social Analytics” presented their final DH in Practice work. In this video, the students talk about their experience in the minor and the internship projects. We also

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Big Data Europe Project ended

All good things come to an end, and that also holds for our great Horizon2020 project “Big Data Europe“, in which we collaborated with a broad range of techincal and domain partners to develop (Semantic) Big Data infrastructure for a

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André Baart and Kasadaka win IXA High Potential Award

On 19 June, André Baart was awarded the High Potential Award at the Amsterdam Science & Innovation en Impact Awards for his and W4RA‘s work on the Kasadaka platform. Kasadaka (“talking box”) is an ICT for Development (ICT4D) platform to

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A Brief Trip Report from WebSci 2018

The early part of last week I attended the Web Science 2018 conference. It was hosted here in Amsterdam which was nice for me. It was nice to be at a conference where I could go home in the evening. Web

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