Rebooting Connected Data in London

Tired of the AI-washing and buzzword dropping? Interested in finding the connections in your data and performing advanced analytics and reasoning? Then Connected Data may be just what you need. Now all you need is to figure out what it is. This is what i wrote last year, and these are words i still stand […]

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Connected Data Landscape update

We made a few minor updates to the Connected Data Landscape following some feedback from the community. We hope this helps to stimulate debate but also frame the space for those new to these technologies, how they are used and how they are typically integrated.   One question that was asked is why there aren’t […]

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Transparency initiatives at Connected Data London 2017

We’re pleased to have two major transparency initiatives speaking at Connected Data London 2017 OpenCorporates and Trase.earth. Both initiatives are using a mix of technologies and approaches including Graph Databases, NLP and Linked Data in order to bring transparency to corporate ownership structures and climate change actors. OpenCorporates OpenCorporates integrates data from a variety of sources […]

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What is Connected Data?

What is Connected Data as a concept?  Who is interested in Connected Data? What problems does Connected Data solve? What skills are used in Connected Data?   Connected Data as of July 2017 has been running for over a year with very successful conference and 9 meetups held to date on a range of topics. […]

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The Connected Data Landscape

We are often asked what Connected Data is as a discipline or concept. It’s a difficult question to answer, partly because in our mind it is a broad church featuring a range of technologies and skillsets but also because it’s an emerging area whose scope, best practices and skillsets is constantly undergoing refinement inline with […]

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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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