Announcing the Social Graph @ Connected Data London 2016

A big part of attending conferences for many people is the networking. Its great to discover and talk to people with complementary backgrounds, experience and interests to yourself. Finding these people based on information like name badges and company names however can make things challenging. A core aim of this years conference is to connect […]

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DIY: DBpedia Movie Recommender – an exercise in linked open data engineering

Guest blogger and  Connected Data London 2016 speaker   Szymon Klarman   unwraps some of the mysteries of Linked Open Data by trying to solve a problem many of us have encountered – not knowing what movie to watch.   Tired of tediously crawling through countless HTML pages of IMDb to find that one more promising movie […]

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New speaker announced! Tony Burdett of The European Bioinformatics Institute

We are really excited to announce an additional speaker on 12th July – Tony Burdett of the European Bioinformatics Institute.  Tony will be speaking about the EBI’s experience of using both linked / semantic and graph approaches in biomedical research using huge volumes of data across the unstructured & structured spectrum. The EBI have great […]

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Why are so few Open Data Sets available as Linked Open Data (LOD)?

Links form the backbone of Tim Berners Lee’s vision for the Semantic Web and Open Data. For good reason as modelling Open Data using Linked Data standards makes disambiguation easier through the use of URIs which in turn facilitates integration with other Open Data sets improving the quality, making interoperability easier and providing a common […]

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Importing RDF data into Neo4j

This fantastic blog was originally posted by one of our speakers Dr. Jesús Barrasa. The previous blog post might have been a bit too dense to start with, so I’ll try something a bit lighter this time like importing RDF data into Neo4j. It asumes, however, a certain degree of familiarity with both RDF and […]

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First Connected Data London MeetUp

Our first Connected Data London MeetUp was a success! We wanted to thank everyone for attending. Great talks from Szymon Klarman and James Phare about Linked and Graph Data. Szymon presented concepts about linked data patterns and observations that might lead to some promising answers about what makes a linked data pattern interesting. James explained how […]

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Which connected data tool(s) should we use when analysing the Panama Papers data?

Many organisations have taken a keen interest in the Panama Papers dataset. Whilst for many individuals and companies in the dataset there is no evidence of wrongdoing others have been implicated in tax evasion, fraud and sanctions evasion amongst other crimes. Unsurprisingly many within Financial Services and other sectors are scrambling to assemble project teams to […]

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How to build a Connected Data capability in your organisation

Building a Connected Data capability, especially when your organisation has little experience in this area, can be daunting. Thankfully we’ve assembled a panel of experts with deep experience of implement both semantic and linked data approaches as well as graph-based approaches to answer your questions. Whether it’s a specific connected data requirement such as a […]

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Top 21 Open Data sources

Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals have to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the best free data sources available online. 1. Data.gov.uk the UK government’s open data portal including the […]

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