Tackling climate change through agricultural supply chain transparency

About the talk Trase.earth is a powerful new sustainability platform by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) that enables governments, companies, investors and others to better understand and address the environmental and social impacts linked to their supply chains. Its pioneering approach draws on vast sets of production, trade and customs data, for the first time […]

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Data Model vs Ontology Development – a FIBO perspective

About the talk   In this lightning talk Mike Bennett will draw upon the experience of creating the Financial industry Business Ontology (FIBO), to set out how ontologies and data models compare, what it takes to create a business ontology as a common language, and how this is realized in practical applications that use inferencing […]

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RDF vs Property Graph: Is your Graph Semantic?

Is RDF for unstructured data while property graphs are for highly structured data? Will the RDF model discover new knowledge for me? Is RDF AI? Does RDF exclusively live in triple stores? All of these are statements that have been published by analysts and vendors, building a wall of misconceptions between the two worlds that […]

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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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Meetup #9 July 2017 – Linked Data at the BBC

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

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 – Semantics in the Financial Industry: The Financial Industry Business Ontology

Thank you everyone for joining us at our MeetUp yesterday!   We had another great talk from Mike Bennett of the EDM Council talking about the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). FIBO is a business conceptual ontology developed by the members of the EDM Council.  FIBO provides a description of the structure and contractual obligations of financial instruments, […]

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Building a semantic graph in Neo4j

This blog was orginally posted by one of our speakers – Jesús Barrasa HERE  There are two key characteristics of RDF stores (aka triple stores): the first and by far the most relevant is that they represent, store and query data as a graph. The second is that they are semantic, which is a rather pompous way of saying […]

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