schema.org, Wikidata, Knowledge Graph: strands of the modern semantic web

Posted on Sun 12 February 2017 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with coding, libraries, structured data

My slides from Ohio DevFest 2016: schema.org, Wikidata, Knowledge Graph: strands of the modern semantic web

And the video, recorded and edited by the incredible amazing Patrick Hammond:

In November, I had the opportunity to speak at Ohio DevFest 2016. One of the organizers, Casey Borders, had invited me …


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Putting the "Web" back into Semantic Web in Libraries 2014

Posted on Thu 04 December 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Libraries, Structured data, coding, evergreen, libraries, structured data

I was honoured to lead a workshop and speak at this year's edition of Semantic Web in Bibliotheken (SWIB) in Bonn, Germany. It was an amazing experience; there were so many rich projects being described with obvious dividends for the users of libraries, once again the European library community fills …


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DCMI 2014: schema.org holdings in open source library systems

Posted on Tue 14 October 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with coding, evergreen, libraries, structured data

My slides from DCMI 2014: schema.org in the wild: open source libraries++.

Last week I was at the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative 2014 conference, where Richard Wallis, Charles MacCathie Nevile and I were slated to present on schema.org and the work of the W3C Schema.org Bibliographic Extension …


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My small contribution to schema.org this week

Posted on Sat 13 September 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Structured data, coding, structured data

Version 1.91 of the http://schema.org vocabulary was released a few days ago, and I once again had a small part to play in it.

With the addition of the workExample and exampleOfWork properties, we (Richard Wallis, Dan Brickley, and I) realized that examples of these CreativeWork example …


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Linked data interest panel, part 1

Posted on Sat 28 June 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

Good talk by Richard Wallis this morning at the ALA Annual Conference on publishing entities on the web. Many of his points map extremely closely to what I've been saying and will be saying tomorrow during my own session (albeit with ten fewer minutes).

I was particularly heartened to hear …


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Dropping back into the Semantic Web

Posted on Wed 28 May 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Structured data, coding, structured data

I've been at the 2014 Extended (formerly European) Semantic Web Conference ( ESWC) in Anissaras, Greece for four days now. My reason for attending was to present my paper Seeding structured data by default in open source library systems (presentation) (paper).

It has been fantastic. As a librarian attending a conference …


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Tales of a semantic web dropout (or what I meant to say at code4lib 2014)

Posted on Thu 03 April 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Structured data, structured data

Last week I had the fantastic experience of returning to the code4lib conference for the first time since 2008, and as a speaker to boot.

The title of my talk was Structured data NOW: seeding schema.org in library systems. I had given two talks the prior week on a …


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What would you understand if you read the entire world wide web?

Posted on Mon 03 February 2014 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, Structured data, coding, evergreen, structured data

On Tuesday, February 4th, I'll be participating in Laurentian University's Research Week lightning talks. Unlike most five-minute lightning talk events in which I've participated, the time limit for each talk tomorrow will be one minute. Imagine 60 different researchers getting up to summarize their research in one minute each, and …


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Linked data irony, example one of probably many

Posted on Tue 30 July 2013 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, coding

I'm currently ramping up my knowledge of the linked dataworld, and ran across the Proceedings of the WWW2013 Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. Which are published on the web (yay!) as open access (yay!) in PDF (what?). Thus, the papers from the linked data workshop at the W3 …


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Structured data: making metadata matter for machines

Posted on Fri 12 April 2013 in Linked Open Data • Tagged with Coding, Evergreen, coding, evergreen

Update 2013-04-18: Now with video of the presentation, thanks to the awesome #egcon2013 volunteers!

I've been attending the Evergreen 2013 Conference in beautiful Vancouver. This morning, I was honoured to be able to give a presentation on some of the work I've been doing on implementing linked data via schema …


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