1 year, 10 months ago

Linked Data uptake

Linked Data is a universal approach for naming, shaping, and giving meaning to data, using open standards. It was meant to be the second big information revolution after the world wide web. It was supposed to complement the web of documents with the web of data so that humans and machines can use the Internet […]

2 years, 6 months ago

Buckets and Balls

Linked Data is still largely unknown, or misunderstood and undervalued. Often, people find it simply too difficult. So I keep looking for new ways to make Linked Data more accessible. And with some success. In my training courses so far over 60% of the participants had no IT background. I hope even to increase this […]

5 years, 1 month ago

Wikipedia “Knows” more than it “Tells”

When pointing out the benefits of Linked Data, I’m usually talking about integrating data from heterogeneous sources in a way that’s quite independent of the local schemas and not fixed to past integration requirements. But even if we take a single data source, and a very popular one, Wikipedia, it’s easy to demonstrate what the web […]

11 years, 1 month ago

On Semantic Technologies

A conversation with Eddy Vanderlinden Semantic technologies have been some temptation for me for quite a long time. That was mainly due to my growing frustration about the utilisation of data resources both inside corporations and outside, on the Internet. Then all mainstream modelling methods used for analysis or for database design and application development, […]