Transparency initiatives at Connected Data London 2017
What is Connected Data?
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 […]
The Connected Data Landscape
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. […]
Announcing the Social Graph @ Connected Data London 2016
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 […]
DIY: DBpedia Movie Recommender – an exercise in linked open data engineering
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 […]
New speaker announced! Tony Burdett of The European Bioinformatics Institute
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 […]
Why are so few Open Data Sets available as Linked Open Data (LOD)?
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 […]
Importing RDF data into Neo4j
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 […]
Which connected data tool(s) should we use when analysing the Panama Papers data?
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 […]
Top 21 Open Data sources
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 […]
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 […]