Posts Tagged ‘England’

Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson

Pearson is looking for an Information Architect in Harlow, England. According to the post, “An opportunity has arisen for an information architect to join the Content and Digital Management team responsible for this very busy and rapidly developing area. Reporting to the Director of Content Architecture, this individual will play a key role in the strategic architecture initiatives currently under way in PI. These include: Developing, documenting and helping to guide the appliance of information architecture standards in all Pearson International businesses, including descriptive metadata, structural metadata, taxonomy and ontology standards. Working on new initiatives that use semantic technologies to increase the findability and reuse of content. Designing and building taxonomies, ontologies, metadata schema and other information architecture products.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson

Pearson is looking for a Content Discovery and Metadata Technical Lead in Harlow, Oxford, England. The post states, “As Technical Lead, you will lead the delivery of services and solutions around content discovery and metadata management. You will bring a delivery focus and expertise, specific to product and platform development. This is a unique opportunity to be involved from the very beginning of the Content-as-a-Service platform giving plenty of opportunity for the right Technical Lead to shape , deliver and evangelize it. You will be responsible for working as part of a larger platform team to deliver a set of common, open, shareable technology capabilities that will enable the discovery, retrieval, and management of content within and across Pearson Operating Companies, as well as within and across a diverse technology applications landscape.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: OKFN

The Open Knowledge Foundation is looking for a Python Developer in London, England. According to the post, “The OKFN is recruiting junior and senior Python web developers, primarily to work on CKAN, our open source, open data catalogue. There will also be further responsibilities to develop data visualisation and other data-driven services. CKAN is an open source web-based product written in Python. It allows users to submit, search for and find open data. As well as powering, CKAN is the catalogue behind the UK government’s website. It also powers over 30 other catalogues around the world. If you are an outstanding Python web developer, with a keen interest in open data and enjoy working on open-source products, we’d love to hear from you.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Knowledge Media Institute

The Knowledge Media Institute is looking for a Project Officer – Linked Data in Milton Keynes, England. The post states, “The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Project Officer to work on the newly funded Linked Data Project. Linked Data is an exciting field of research development with practical application at The Open University. Working in the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) under the supervision of key academics in the field, you will be responsible for supporting the continuous operation and update of the Open University’s linked data platform (, as well as its use in a variety of applications from various departments of the Open University, most notably the Open Media Unit.” Read more

Closing In On A Million Open Government Data Sets

A million data sets. That’s the number of government data sets out there on the web that we have closed in on.

“The question is, when you have that many, how do you search for them, find them, coordinate activity between governments, bring in NGOs,” says James A. Hendler, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor, Department of Computer Science and Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a principal investigator of its Linking Open Government Data project lives, as well as Internet web expert for, He also is connected with many other governments’ open data projects. “Semantic web tools organize and link the metadata about these things, making them searchable, explorable and extensible.”

To be more specific, Hendler at SemTech a couple of weeks ago said there are 851,000 open government data sets across 153 catalogues from 30-something countries, with the three biggest representatives, in terms of numbers, at the moment being the U.S., the U.K, and France. Last week, the one million threshold was crossed.

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The British Museum Releases Semantic Web Version of its Collections Database

The British Museum has released “a Semantic Web version of the database complementing the Collection Online search facility. The Museum is the first UK arts organisation to instigate a Semantic Web version of its collection data. The new service brings the British Museum into the ‘linked data’ world and will allow software developers to produce their own applications that can directly manipulate and reuse the data. It will also allow researchers and scholars a way to search and find data more precisely and facilitate automatic updates.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Head of Text Analytics

A London-based company is looking for a new Head of Text Analytics. According to the description, “Within this media analytics organisation the Head of Text Analytics will assume responsibility for the operational and strategic aspects of the organisation. The Head of Text Analytics will manage a team of professionals to ensure client projects are delivered on time and to budget whilst exceeding client expectations. The Head of Text Analytics will set the outlook for the strategic development of the text analytics division as well as reviewing human and technological requirements to manage growth and identify new products/applications and business opportunities.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Knowledge Transfer Partnership, University of Westminster

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) at the University of Westminster is looking for a KTP Associate/R&D Executive for a two year contract in London, England: “This is a great chance to be involved with all aspects of an exciting project, applying your expertise in Semantic Computing with particular emphasis on Semantic Web (W3C) concepts and technologies. You will work with the Development Manager and Project Supervisor to develop new platform capabilities and product features to enhance Magus’ competitive advantage within a fast moving commercial environment.” Read more

A Semantic Take on The Royal Wedding

If you’re a sucker for the semantic web and the romantic royal wedding, heads up: AdaptiveBlue’s GetGlue entertainment social network has a deal with CNN around coverage of Kate and Will’s Big Day.

According to the site’s blog, CNN viewers can earn stickers all week for watching Anderson Cooper 360° and other special coverage of  the Royal Wedding. They can check-in to  AC360° and CNN’s other series through GetGlue’s apps or its website.

Other TV coverage sites from which to earn stickers — which let you rate as a recognized fan on a particular topic — include:

Stickers began being awarded at the start of the week, but there’s still time to catch up.

As a refresher, AdaptiveBlue maintains a semantic database of objects across the web, so it knows that a certain tv show, for instance, is a specific object wherever it appears on connected web sites. So, when you check in that you’re involved in it, you are checking into that as a singular object on the web.

By the way, you may want to check out TVNewser for live online coverage of the big event tomorrow.