Featured Dataset: Yahoo Geoplanet

October 14, 2011
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If you haven’t got any plans yet for this weekend, I’d like to tell you about my favourite place on the planet. It’s called: woeid:12602188. Sorry, I mean: Shropshire. If you can’t go there physically, I might have a solution for you using the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset, which: … helps bridge the gap between the […]

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Join us for a Query Barn-Raising

October 10, 2011
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*Update* Today, we’re  having our first virtual barn-raising event. The goal is to add value to datasets, and today’s task is to contribute useful or interesting queries to as many datasets as possible. There is a new timeline visualisation up on the site, which follows newly-created queries as they’re added. The name of the query-creator […]

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Featured Dataset: Government Art Collection

September 30, 2011
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Today, we’re featuring a dataset which Leigh pulled together for our Culture Hackday last week. The British Government has been collecting works of art for the past century or so, and has a total of around 13,500 which is looked after under the Collection. On their site, they give a bit of context for reasons […]

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Beyond the Triple Count

September 28, 2011
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On Monday I gave a talk at the SemTechBiz conference: “The RDF Report Card: Beyond the Triple Count“. I’ve published the slides on Slideshare which I’ve embedded below, but I thought I’d also post some of my notes here. The RDF Report Card: Beyond the Triple Count View more presentations from Leigh Dodds I’ve felt […]

Working With the Ordnance Survey Data

September 28, 2011
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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. […]

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Hacking on Culture Data

September 22, 2011
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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 […]

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Culture Hack Day

September 19, 2011
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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 […]

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