Posts Tagged ‘Wikidata Project’

First ODI Open Data Awards given to Wikidata, Others

Wikidata representatives, Lydia Pintscher and Magnus Manske  receiving award from Nigel Shadboldt and Tim Berners-Lee.19:30 GMT Tuesday 4th November 2014 –Four organisations and one individual have been acknowledged for their contribution to the worldwide open data movement in the very first Open Data Awards, held at the Open Data Institute’s Annual Summit and Gala Dinner.

The awards were presented by the ODI’s founders, Sir Tim Berners Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt in a ceremony attended by leaders from the business, data and technology worlds. Nominations for the awards were open to everyone and judged by a team of six including panelists from the USA and Pakistan. Read more

The Semantic Link with Guest, Denny Vrandecic – February, 2012

Paul Miller, Bernadette Hyland, Ivan Herman, Eric Hoffer, Andraz Tori, Peter Brown, Christine Connors, Eric Franzon

On Friday, February 10, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about data; specifically, the recently announced “wikidata” project with special guest, Denny Vrandecic.
At the recent SemTechBiz Berlin conference, Denny presented a talk titled, “Wikidata: The Next Big Thing for Wikipedia.” As evidenced in the “Wow’s” expressed by the panelists in this month’s podcast call, this is indeed a big deal for Wikipedia and for Semantic Web. Read more

The SemanticLink Podcast – Submit Your Questions

The Semantic LinkAfter December’s episode of the Semantic Link, we asked for your thoughts on both the topics we should cover, and the ways in which you would like to interact with the podcast. You spoke, very clearly asking for an opportunity to pose questions for the team to answer during recordings. This is that opportunity.

February’s episode of the show will be recorded this Friday, 10 February, and we’re joined by a guest with a lot to contribute during our conversation.

There is growing interest in publishing, sharing and using data on the Web. The Semantic Web’s Linked Data effort is clearly one approach to this, but there are others. At Wolfram Alpha, for example, founder Stephen Wolfram suggests that a new Top Level Domain (TLD) for data will make data easier to find on the web. And inside the Wikimedia Foundation (the home of Wikipedia), a new WikiData project is rapidly taking shape.

Photo of Denny VrandecicWikiData project director, Denny Vrandecic, joins us to share his perspectives on these and other approaches to the space.

And now over to all of you. Please use the comments facility below, to share your perspectives on the question, or to submit your comments and questions for Denny and the regular gang to consider. Then tune in the week of 13 February to hear the result!

Breaking News: Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing at SemTechBiz Berlin

A late addition has been made to the agenda for the Semantic Technology and Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) in Berlin, Germany. The conference, which takes place February 6-7 in Berlin, Germany, will now feature a session entitled Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing: The Wikidata Project. Space is still available to see this and many other highly anticipated sessions, panels, and demonstrations at SemTechBiz Berlin.

Featured Session

Photo of Denny VrandecicWikipedia’s Next Big Thing: The Wikidata Project with Denny Vrandecic, Project Director - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Wikidata is a new Wikimedia project, supporting the goal of the Wikimedia Foundation to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects over the sum of human knowledge, and provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge. Wikidata will provide an infrastructure and stable URLs to store and access data for use in Wikipedia articles, as well as for any other use. It will be similar to the way that Wikimedia Commons stores and provides public access to multimedia files today. Wikidata will be based on technologies pioneered in Semantic MediaWiki, and will be a powerful force for bringing structured data into Wikipedia, and making it available to everyone, for free.

About #SemTechBiz Berlin

SemTechBiz Berlin will be held February 6-7, 2012 at the Seminaris Campus Hotel. Packed with case studies and real-world perspectives, SemTechBiz Berlin offers two comprehensive days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts in technology, financial services, insurance, healthcare, publishing, government, automotive and enterprise data.

The highly anticipated conference will feature an array of speakers at the forefront of semantic web technologies in business applications. These speakers will discuss how semantic technologies are being used in organizations today to make money, save money, leverage existing resources, and solve problems in innovative ways.

Register Now

Space is still available for SemTechBiz Berlin. Register here today to secure your spot. A variety of registration options are available to suit different budgets and discounts are available for groups of three or more as well as students/academics. Read more