Superfast Pathfinding in DBpedia

Superfast Pathfinding in DBpedia

Everything is Connected is able to find a path between a Facebook user and any concept known on DBpedia, such as, persons, locations, things, etc. The found path is presented to the end-user as a short story, which explains the relation between the searched concept and the end-user.

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A Semantic Approach to Cross-Disciplinary Research Collaboration

Slides and paper are online

A Semantic Approach to Cross-Discplinary Research Collaboration

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Presenting Linked Data as (Learning) Objects to increase Research Efficiency

ICT can increase the efficiency of research by embedding and coordinating the search for information among a group of colleagues and other researchers in a discipline. This leads to an enormous time saving and acceleration of the research process. ICT has the potential to expose new possible research tracks and interesting data via channels which the researcher should not be familiar with. One type of promising ICT environments uses Learning objects for this purpose. Read more of this post

The Idea-to-Implementation Initiative: Discover relevant resources efficiently, obtain feedback instantly and collaborate more effectively.

“Idea-to-Implementation” is a new non-profit initiative supported by me. Its members can get the opportunity to share their ideas, get inspired and build a future together. All the members deliver valuable building blocks to a trusted community and retain control over all their contributions at all times.

The initiative exposes implicit invisible relations and allows people to connect based on entities identified as affinities that they share. Such entities are common real world things and can thus represent locations, people, events, document-snippets, charts, images etc.

Members can ask expertise analysis on excerpts of their personal reading library, social networks, search queries or browsing history and a use it as an intelligent collaboration tool.

The main hooks and hubs for the initiative operations are the people who contribute ideas. It puts the relations between the people central. You can see it as a huge peer-2-peer review network or a free open university where everybody is student, teacher, researcher and policy maker at the same time.

Support this new initiative by filling out their “Idea-to-Implementation tool” Questionnaire. Read more of this post

A backdoor to what you are ‘supposed’ to discover

For centuries libraries and their librarians operated as gatekeepers and experts in preservation. They were the providers of information in a paper paradigm. Libraries held paper copies from books and journals full of knowledge. They held the key to access the information in their resources and refer to other libraries’ resources.  The dominant provision of information has changed with the arrival of the Internet. Most information is now digitally shared and exchanged online. [1]

A growing number of Web 2.0 Services such as MendeleyBibsonomy and citeulike are disclosing information from a huge amount of resources. However it is still a troubling task for users to check all those services one by one as they each provide access to a (small) part of the entire available information ‘cloud’…

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Presentation on RDSRP’11

Last week I presented our work on the I-KNOW 2011 Special Track on Recommendation, Data Sharing, and Research Practices in Science 2.0 in Graz.You can find a link and citation to our publication here. In this post I include the presentation slides including the demo movie used during our session on Wednesday 7th of September. Read more of this post

Influence of social media and intelligent recommendation systems on research and expert finding

Infographic on how Social Media are being used...

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Social media play an ever increasing role in the kind of information we get to see and especially how (fast). More than ever, any individual gets the opportunity to consume (after paying a fee) scientifific articles that they desire. Besides that it’s possible via news groups, forums, faq-sites, blogs and social networks to contribute ideas as a new article or directly as a quick tought directly to followers or subscribers. People no longer publish only in their free time or as a hobby. Professionals, experts, researchers and educators are increasingly using social media. Defining an expert or shaping a research project evolves enormously under influence of new technology as intelligent recommendation systems  who massively starting to adopt social media in their algorithms. Read more of this post