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Preview: ISWC 2015 Data & Ontologies Track

Next week is the 2015 International Semantic Web Conference. I had the opportunity with the Michel Dumontier to chair a new track on Datasets and Ontologies. A key part of of the Semantic Web has always been shared resources, whether it’s

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10 observations from SoCAL

I was in southern California for essentially a big chunk of August. I had a day visit to the Information Sciences Institute (slides here),  a some nice discussions with friends and also a chance to hang out at the ocean.

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Trip Report: Theory and Practice of Provenance 2015

Last week, I was a the Theory and Practice of Provenance 2015 (TaPP’15) held in Edinburgh. This is the seventh edition of the workshop. You can check out my trip report from last year’s event which was held during Provenance week here. TaPP’s aim

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Trip Report: SSP 2015

From Florence, I  headed to Washington D.C. to attend the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting (SSP) last week. This conference is a big event for academic publishers. It’s primarily attended by people who either work for publishers as well as

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Trip Report: WWW 2015

Last week I was in Florence Italy for the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2015). This is the leading computer science conference focused on web technology writ large. It’s a big conference – 1400 attendees this year. WWW

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Open PHACTS – a story through publications

I was proud to be part of the Open PHACTS project for three years. The project built a platform for drug discovery that integrates data over multiple different kinds of chemistry and biological data currently connecting information about compounds, targets, pathways, diseases and tissues.. The

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Ideals and Norms in Scholarship – initial thoughts

This past week I was asked to attend an offsite meeting of a local research group where they were discussing ethics.  They asked me to present a topic around ethics within science and scholarship. This gave me an opportunity to try

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Trip Report: SNN Intelligent Machines 2015

Earlier this week, I attended the SNN Symposium –  Intelligent Machines. SNN is the Dutch foundation for Neural Networks, which coordinates the Netherlands national platform on machine learning, which connects most of the ML groups in the Netherlands. It’s not

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Data analysis in the face of changing Knowledge Organization Systems

This past week I attended a workshop the Evolution and variation of classification systems organized by the Knowescape EU project. The project studies how knowledge evolves and makes cool maps like this one: The aim of the workshop was to discuss how

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Trip Report: NSF Software & Data Citation Workshop

Last week (Jan 29 & 30), I was at the NSF & Sloan foundation workshop: Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution. The workshop is in the context of the NSF’s dear colleague letter

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