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What is Connected Data?

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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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Meetup #9 July 2017 – Linked Data at the BBC

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A big thank you to Augustine Kwanashie for talking at our July Connected Data meetup on his experiences of working on the BBC’s Linked Data Platform. Valtech kindly agreed to host the event at their London offices and we had a range of attendees from newbies to expert linked data, semantic & graph practitioners.   […]

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The Connected Data Landscape

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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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Meetup – Linked Data for Banks : a novel approach to an age old problem

Tony Seale spoke at our first meetup of 2017 speaking about applications of Linked Data technologies within the Banking industry. Tony has a great deal of practical experience working with RDF, triplestores and related technologies. He gave a great practical introduction into some of the challenges of the benefits of upskilling development teams and adopting standards. This […]

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Meetup – A Practical Guide to Querying and Visualising (in any language!)

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Navino Evans of Histropedia and Wikidata presented at our November Connected Data Meetup about his personal journey into Linked Data, RDF and SPARQL and applications for these within the educational sector.   The talk covered a broad range of topics including:   Wikidata adoption & project objectives Data types & standards used in Wikidata Data export methods […]

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MeetUp – what connects graphs and linked data?

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Another successful MeetUp completed! We wanted to thank everyone for attending. Great talks from Nigel Higgs and Jesús Barrasa. Nigel quickly explained that this MeetUp aims to bring together Graph database and Linked data professionals to spark new ideas and conversations. Jesús presented his work on how Explicit Semantics can be used in Graph Databases using […]

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

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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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Importing RDF data into Neo4j

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

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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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