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Using DBpedia to generate SKOS thesauri

In recent years, we have constantly discussed the application of thesauri and other knowledge models to improve search. Many people understand that thesaurus based search is in many cases better than search algorithms purely based on statistics. Of course the big contra always was, “the costs are too high to establish a good-enough thesaurus or … Continue reading

RSS Semantic Puzzle

  • From Taxonomies over Ontologies to Knowledge Graphs
    With the rise of linked data and the semantic web, concepts and terms like ‘ontology’, ‘vocabulary’, ‘thesaurus’ or ‘taxonomy’ are being picked up frequently by information managers, search engine specialists or data engineers to describe ‘knowledge models’ in general. In many cases the … Continue reading →
  • Energy Buildings Performance Scenarios as Linked Open Data
    The reduction of green house gas emissions is one of the big global challenges for the next decades. (Linked) Open Data on this multi-domain challenge is key for addressing the issues in policy, construction, energy efficiency, production a like. Today – on … Continue reading →
  • Linked Data in the Content Value Chain or Why Dynamic Semantic Publishing makes sense …
    In 2012 Jem Rayfield released an insightful post about the BBC’s Linked Data strategy during the Olympic Games 2012. In this post he coined the term “Dynamic Semantic Publishing”, referring to “the technology strategy the BBC Future Media department is … Continue reading →
  • Linked Data at the BBC: Connecting Content around the Things that matter to Audiences
    This year SEMANTiCS conference presents some brilliant speakers. As there is Sofia Angeletou with her keynote on the 2nd generation Linked Data Strategy at the BBC. Quote: “The vision of semantic publishing in the BBC has shifted from supporting high … Continue reading →
  • American Physical Society Taxonomy – Case Study
    Taxonomy Strategies has been working with the American Physical Society (APS) to develop a new faceted classification scheme. The proposed scheme includes several discrete sets of categories called facets whose values can be combined to express concepts such as existing … Continue reading →
  • Why SKOS should be a focal point of your linked data strategy
    The Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) has become one of the ‘sweet spots’ in the linked data ecosystem in recent years. Especially when semantic web technologies are being adapted for the requirements of enterprises or public administration, SKOS has played … Continue reading →
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