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WWW Gangnam style!

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I was in Seoul last week for the 23rd World Wide Web conference. This year, the WWW conference was hosted in the prestigious COEX hub in Seoul’s Gangnam district. It featured a panel of renowned web experts, including Tim Berners-Lee, discussing the challenges and opportunities of the previous 25 years and the next 25 years […]

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My new iBooks are in the Apple Store

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The Open University has published two new interactive iBooks, which are available to download for free from Apple’s iBook Store. The iBooks showcase the latest research outputs of the European projects EUCLID and ROLE, offering interactive learning materials for Linked Data and Self Regulated Learning respectively. In more detail, the topics covered by the two […]

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WWW 2014 Tutorial: Online Learning and Linked Data – Lessons Learned and Best Practices

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Alexander Mikroyannidis is organising a tutorial at the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference – WWW 2014 together with John Domingue and Stefan Dietze. The scope of this tutorial will be two-fold: New online learning methods will be taught for supporting the teaching of Linked Data. Additionally, the lessons learned and the best practices derived from designing and […]

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Online Learning and Linked Data at WWW 2013

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Alexander Mikroyannidis organised a tutorial about Online Learning and Linked Data on May 13 at the World Wide Web conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The tutorial was a joint event between the EUCLID and LinkedUp projects and was delivered by John Domingue and Alexander Mikroyannidis from the Open University, UK and Stefan Dietze from L3S Research Center, Germany […]

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Semantics at the New York Times

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Who says the Semantic Web exists only in the minds of academics? Last week, at the closing keynote of the Semantic Technology conference, Rob Larson and Evan Sandhaus of the New York Times unveiled their plans of embracing the Semantic Web by releasing their corpus in the form of Linked Data. The vast amount of […]

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Raw Data Now in the UK

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Good news from the Raw Data Now front. Tim Berners-Lee has been asked by Gordon Brown to help open up access to government data in the UK. Let’s hope this is not just a publicity stunt to boost Mr Brown’s plummeting popularity, but a true effort in creating a more transparent government. If this works, […]

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Web 3.0, Linked Data and the Semantic Web

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Greg Boutin, founder of Growthroute Ventures, recently posted a series of articles about the latest trends on the web: Web 3.0, Linked Data, and the Semantic Web. Greg attempts an in-depth analysis of these concepts, the technologies and innovations behind them, and how they can be combined to form the next generation web. Richard MacManus […]

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Raw Data Now!

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Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web and the Semantic Web, talked in TED 2009 about the origin and evolution of the web. He described how he first came up with the idea of hypertext on 1989 and how difficult it was to communicate this to his boss. Fortunately, he was allowed to work […]