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A look back at Downscale2016

On 29 August, the 4th International Workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web (Downscale2016) was held as a full-day workshop in Amsterdam co-located with the ICT4S conference. The workshop attracted 12 participants and we received 4 invited paper contributions, which were presented

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway

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LD4D at WSSF2013

Our proposal to host the next edition of the tutorial “Linked Data for Development (LD4D)” during the World Social Science Forum 2013 (WSSF 2013) has been accepted! Join us in October in Montreal to attend this three-parts tutorial and discuss

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ICT 4 Development course final presentations

This friday, a brand new course at the VU University Amsterdam came to a satisfying close. The ICT 4 Development course (ICT4D) was offered to VUA Computer Science students for the first  year and I feel it was a success. The

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A week to speak about Open Development

This year Open Knowledge Festival took place in Helsinki between from September 17 and September 22. Victor de boer and myself (Christophe Guéret) went to this huge (1000 participants from 100 nations) conference to speak about Open Development, one the 13 topic streams of this event around “data revolution”.

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Downscaling Entity Registries for Poorly-Connected Environments

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VeriSign logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Emerging online applications based on the Web of Objects or Linked Open Data typically assume that connectivity to data repositories and entity resolution services are always available.…

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Development Linked Data (DLD) Community Group launched!

The Development Linked Data (DLD) community group will discuss the publication of data related to development as 5-star Linked Data. Discussions will initially be organised around the following topics: Open Development data sets: What are the development related data sets

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Decentralised Open Data at PMOD

On June 19 and 20, Anna Bon and Christophe Guéret went to Brussels to speak about decentralised open data at the event “Using Open Data: policy modeling, citizen empowerment, data journalism” organized by Phil Archer

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First steps into DownScaling the Semantic Web

The first workshop on Downscaling the Semantic Web took place on May 28 during the Extended Semantic Web Conference in Heraklion.Following the initial public recognition the idea of DownScaling the Semantic Web received and a initial set of related initiatives (Voices, SemanticXO, …), the goal of this workshop were to: bootstrap a community around this research topic, more precisely identify the challenges to overcome and assess the current situation. We accepted 7 contributions and had a lot of interesting discussions during this day.

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The ESWC 2012 conference ended with a bang for me and the rest of the W4RA team: We were awarded the Best Poster Award for our poster “Bringing the Web of Data to Developing…

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