Irene's blog

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/11/opencorporates
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A London-based company called OpenCorporates has developed a platform that collects global corporate datasets -- many of which weren't available as open data -- and presents them as visualisations.

One of the most revealing aspects of the platform is a visualisation of the global corporate networks of the six biggest banks in the US -- Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan.

http://gmailblog.blogspot.it/2013/07/making-calls-from-hangouts-in-gmail...
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For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in Gmail, Google+, and the Chrome extension, we've heard loud and clear that you miss the ability to make calls from Gmail, so today, we're happy to announce it's back - and better than before! Even better: calls to the US and Canada are now free from all countries where Hangouts calling is available. [...]

#dicom2rdf [#dicom #rdf #semanticweb #medicine #imaging]

Submitted by Irene on Tue, 2013/07/09 - 14:22

https://github.com/Bonubase/dicom2rdf
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A tool to extract metadata from DICOM files and convert them to RDF - so that the metadata can easily be made searchable.
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http://www.slideshare.net/apsheth/big-data-to-smart-data-keynote

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Amit Sheth, "Transforming Big Data into Smart Data: Deriving Value via harnessing Volume, Variety and Velocity using semantics and Semantic Web," keynote at the 21st Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems, June 30 - July 03 2013, Roccella Jonica, Italy.

Highlight: How to harness Smart Data that is actionable, from the Voluminous Big Data with Velocity and Variety-- using Semantics and the Semantic Web core to bring Human-Centric Computing in practice.

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http://schema.theodi.org/odrs/
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A vocabulary that supports the publication of Open Data by providing the means to capture machine-readable "rights statements", e.g. the licensing information, copyright notices and attribution requirements that are associated with the publication and re-use of a dataset.
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http://www.w3.org/community/odrl/
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http://architects.dzone.com/articles/top-10-internet-things-apis

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Soon we're going to be using web technologies accessing things like our car, our thermostat, or even our medicine cabinet. A lot of this is being done by these 10 API makers.

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http://thomaslevine.com/!/socrata-summary/
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I downloaded the metadata files for all of the datasets across all of the Socrata data portals. Here I explain how I did that and present an summary of the sorts of data that we find in the portals.
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http://www.w3.org/TR/ld-glossary/
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This document is a glossary of terms defined and used to describe Linked Data, and its associated vocabularies and Best Practices. This document published by the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group as a Working Group Note, is intended to help information management professionals, Web developers, scientists and the general public better understand publishing structured data using Linked Data Principles.
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Concerns about opening up data, and responses which have proved effective
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nDtHpnIDTY_G32EMJniXaOGBufjHCCk4VC9W...
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Someone asked for what responses have proved effective. This document is a work in progress based on our experience. Carly Strasser has also written at the Data Pub blog about these issues from an Open Science and research data perspective. You may also be interested in How to make a business case for open data, published by the ODI.
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