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CfP: 2nd International Workshop on RESTful Design, Hyderabad, India

If you’re into RESTful stuff, no matter if you’re a researcher or practitioner, consider submitting a paper to our WWW2011 Workshop on RESTful Design (see the Call for Papers for more details on how to participate). I’m very happy to see the workshop taking place again this year, after the huge success we had last … Continue reading

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping … Continue reading

Processing the LOD cloud with BigQuery

Google’s BigQuery is a large-scale, interactive query environment that can handle billions of records in seconds. Now, wouldn’t it be cool to process the 26+ billion triples from the LOD cloud with BigQuery? I guess so 😉 So, I did a first step into this direction by setting up the BigQuery for Linked Data project … Continue reading

Open data is the electricity of the 21st century

As I said earlier, today: Open data is the electricity of the 21st century. How do I come to this conclusion, you ask? Well, imagine for a moment all the electricity on earth would be switched off; as an aside: this is unfortunately not an entirely theoretical thing (cf. EMP). What would happen? No, I’m … Continue reading

Linked Open Data star scheme by example

Shows the 5-star deployment scheme for Linked Open Data in action. Continue reading

Quick RDFa profiling report

Where some RDFa profiling is done (load time of an HTML+RDFa document depending on number of embedded triples …) Continue reading

Toying around with Riak for Linked Data

So I stumbled upon Rob Vesse’s tweet the other day, where he said he was about to use MongoDB for storing RDF. A week earlier I watched a nice video about links and link walking in Riak, “a Dynamo-inspired key/value store that scales predictably and easily” (see also the Wiki doc). Now, I was wondering … Continue reading

Linked Enterprise Data in a nutshell

Explains and demonstrates the usage of Linked Open Data in an enterprise setup using shell scripts. Continue reading

Linked Data Consumption – where are we?

Quick review of state-of-the-art and challenges regarding Linked Data consumption. Continue reading

Linked Data for Dummies

Explains the Linked Data Web – suited for children from 1 to 100. Continue reading