SEMANTiCS 2014 will take place in Leipzig (Germany) this year from September 4-5. The International Conference on Semantic Systems will be co-located with several workshops and other meetings, e.g. the 2nd DBpedia community meeting.
SEMANTiCS conference (formerly ‘I-Semantics’) focuses on transfer and industry-related applications of semantic systems and linked data.
Here are some of the options for end-users, vendors and experts to get involved (besides participating as a regular attendee and the option to submit a paper):
- Submit an Industry Presentation: http://www.semantics.cc/open-calls/industry-presentations/
- Sponsoring / Marketplace / Exhibition: http://www.semantics.cc/sponsoring
- Become a reviewer: http://www.semantics.cc/open-calls/call-for-participation/call-for-reviewers/
The organizing committee would be happy to have you on board of the SEMANTiCS 2014 in Leipzig.
Create better SKOS vocabularies
The main features of the service are:
- No need for registration – you can log in with your existing accounts at Google, Xing, LinkedIn or Twitter
- Upload and check as many vocabularies you like (100MB maximum size for each vocabulary)
- Access reports of the quality checks for all uploaded vocabularies
- Quality reports can also be sent to you by email, if you wish
PoolParty team asks for feedback and suggestions on the service!
Either contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our feedback form!
Two live demos of PoolParty Semantic Integrator demonstrate new ways to retrieve information based on linked data technologies
Linked data graphs can be used to annotate and categorize documents. By transforming text into RDF graphs and linking them with LOD like DBpedia, Geonames, MeSH etc. completely new ways to make queries over large document repositories become possible.
An online-demo illustrates those principles: Imagine you were an information officer at the Global Health Observatory of the World Health Organisation. You inform policy makers about the global situation in specific disease areas to direct support to the required health support programs. For your research you need data about disease prevalence in relation with socioeconomic factors.
Datasets and technology
About 160.000 scientific abstracts from PubMed, linked to three different disease categories were collected. Abstracts were automatically annotated with PoolParty Extractor, based on terms from the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Geonames that are organized in a SKOS thesaurus, managed with PoolParty Thesaurus Server. Abstracts were transformed to RDF and stored in Virtuoso RDF store. In the next step, it is easy to combine these data sets within the triple store with large linked data sources like DBPedia, Geonames or Yago. The use of linked data makes it easy to e.g. group annotated countries by the Human Development Index (HDI). The hierarchical structure of the thesaurus was used to collect all concepts that are connected to a specific disease.
This demo was developed based on the libraries sgvizler to visualize SPARQL results. AngularJS was used to dynamically replace variables in SPARQL query templates.
Another example of linked data based search in the field of renewable energy can be tried out here.
The European Data Forum (EDF) is an annual meeting place for industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities of data in Europe, especially in the light of recent developments such as Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data.
EDF 2014 will be held in Athens, Greece on March 19-20, 2014. The program will consist of a mixture of presentations, panels and networking sessions by industry, academics, policy makers, and community initiatives. Topics will cover a wide spectrum of research and technology development, applications, and socio-economic aspects of the data value chain.
Call for Contributions
EDF 2014 is seeking inspiring presentations addressing the topics listed below:
- Innovative research and technology for Open Data, Linked Data and Big Data
- Socio-economic and policy issues
- Data visions for the future
Proposals for presentations should be submitted as a single PDF file at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edf2014 or sent via e-mail to email@example.com. Proposals will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee of EDF 2014 according to their relevance to the scope and purpose of the event.
- Submission of proposals: December 10 2013, 22.00pm CET
- Notification of acceptance or rejection: early January 2014
- Full EDF2014 program available: end of January 2014
Download the Call for Contributions in pdf format.