Browsing Archives of Author »Zach Beauvais«

Working With the Ordnance Survey Data



An interview with John Goodwin John has been working with semantic web technologies for a number of years, and is deeply involved in the Ordnance Survey’s recent adoption of Linked Data. Recently, John has been exploring the features in the Kasabi beta, so we caught up with him to find out more about his experience. […]

Hacking on Culture Data



Yesterday was spent drinking lots of coffee with a roomful of hackers working on cultural data, and putting together interesting things in the space of a single day. There was a prize in it for teams that built apps using data from Kasabi and were available outside of the room. It’s a good way to […]

Culture Hack Day



Our second themed hackday is very nearly upon us, and a few spaces have become available. We’ll be meeting up this Wednesday to build on top of cultural datasets in central London. A bunch of datasets that can be hacked upon have been featured here on the blog, and there will be some new sets […]

Featured Dataset: British National Bibliography



Today, I’ll be featuring a dataset encompassing a complete catalog of publishing activity in the UK: the British National Bibliography. The national bibliography records the publishing activity of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and as such is a measure of their intellectual output. This has traditionally included printed publications and more recently […]

Kasabi at SemTech London



In a few weeks (26-27 September, to be precise), a fair chunk of the Kasabi team will be at the Semantic Technology and Business conference in Hotel Russell. Talis is sponsoring the event, a couple of us are giving talks, and we’ll be at a stand in the exhibition hall alongside Talis’ consulting team. We’ve […]

Featured Dataset: ChEMBL-RDF, with Egon Willighagen



Published in Kasabi by Egon Willighagen, ChEMBL is a conversion into Linked Data of an important dataset of chemicals from the European Bioinformatics Institute. I had a conversation with Egon—who is involved in postdoctoral research associate at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm—about this set, and asked him what it contains: The database consist basically of […]

Kasabi Podcast: Lin Clark introduces SPARQL Views for Drupal



On Friday, I had a conversation with Lin Clark about her work on the Drupal project, SPARQL Views. Lin is a Linked Data researcher, based at DERI, and has done a lot with data and Drupal. SPARQL Views is based on the concept of the Views module in Drupal, which allows Drupal to make requests to […]


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