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New blog entry: Introducing RDF and related standards: the series. https://www.bobdc.com/blog/rdfintroseries/

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Successful PhD defense of Malte Ostendorff at University of Göttingen today on "Aspect-based Document Similarity for Literature Recommender Systems". Great work! Congratulations to the new doctor!

Nice implementation for #arxiv papers:
https://recsys.ostendorff.org/recommendations?seed=DhOvSfFZEs&q=knowledge%20graph%20embeddings%20literals

@schubotz @DFKI #recommendersystems #PhD @fizise

Aspect oriented recommendation for scientific papers implemented on the arxive.org papers by Malte Ostendorff showing different similarity aspects exemplified on our FIZ ISE survey on knowledge graph embeddings with literals.

Yesterday I ordered a micro-SD card to use as additional storage. It made my head spin: 512GB for €39.

What?! Storage has become ridiculously cheap.

This is BTW for an experiment to see if I can use a Steamdeck for developing/testing software. So far the experiments have gone well, I am using Distrobox and Podman to boot run an Ubuntu distro on the deck while keeping the "normal" installation unchanged. It even runs graphical apps fine. All the things I install go on the homedir (and soon the SD card) so when the OS is updated by Valve, my stuff will hopefully stay put. Linux on the desktop finally arrives, but in a very interesting incarnation!

The hardware is more powerful than my 5 year old Macbook Pro, and even though it is becoming time for me to get a new laptop, I am holding out a bit longer to see what happens with the rumoured M3 lurking around the corner.

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Every article about AI this week is like "Today, there's not yet a human who has eaten hot wings so hot that they spontaneously burst into flame. But, as we develop hotter and hotter sauces, we must confront the fact that one day — and that day may come very soon — one of the guests on Hot Ones will become The Inhuman Torch from Marvel Comics and annihilate the eastern seaboard in an all-consuming flame. We must prepare for that inevitable future."

Next week, I will be speaking at this seminar:

Semantic Web, Cultural Heritage, and Art Historical Knowledge: Conceptual Models, Ontologies, and Epistemological Implications

March 27-28, 2023

Museo Picasso Málaga / online

Information and registration

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+++BIG NEWS ALERT +++

Our application platform is now open!

We welcome submissions from projects that seek support for digital infrastructure in the public interest.

More information on our criteria and process here: https://sovereigntechfund.de/de/applications/

#DigitalInfrastructure #OpenSource

Anträge beim Sovereign Tech Fund sovereigntechfund.de
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Our presentation on KG-based Research Data Integration in @nfdi4culture is now available 😀 It was great to be at #DHd2023 and meet the #DH community! https://zenodo.org/record/7748740#.ZBsk9iW1LDu
via @tabea @sashabruns @lysander07 @epoz @heikef

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Today and tomorrow we are in Nuremberg to present our TRANSRAZ research environment: a knowledge graph based reconstruction of the historical city of Nuremberg
@fizise @lysander07 @sashabruns

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“I got frustrated one night and started firing rubber bands at my screen to help me think. It was a habit I had back then to shake up my thinking. Probably more practical on a tough glass CRT than on a modern flat screen! After firing a few rubber bands, I was still stuck. So I fired up a doobie to see if that would help. As I flicked my lighter and looked at the fire, it all came together. Fire a rubber band. Fire up a doobie. Fire an event!”
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Knowledge Graph based Research Data Management in #NFDI4Culture presented by @tabea and Torsten Schrade #DHd2023 #knowledgegraph #nfdi @nfdi4culture #semanticweb

Tabea Tietz und Torsten Schrade presenting our contribution to DHd2023
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Which house will you be in?
The International #SemanticWeb Research #SummerSchool ISWS 2023 welcomes applications of graduate & postgraduate students. Deadline: March 30, 2023.
https://2023.semanticwebschool.org/apply/
#knowledgegraphs #ai #PhD #computerscience #SemanticTechnologies #isws2023

Apply -International Semantic Web Summer School 2023 International Semantic Web Summer School 2023
Coat of arms of the 14 different ISWS houses. Students at International Semantic Web Research summer schools work in teams (aka "houses"). Each of the houses has its own "coat of arms". So, which house will you be in....??

Lovely bit of digging and sharing by @bert_hubert@fosstodon.org reminding us to read the essay by Asimov on creativity

“The history of human thought would make it seem that there is difficulty in thinking of an idea even when all the facts are on the table” – Isaac Asimov

In 2014, MIT’s Technology Review wrote a very interesting article about an attempt to have Isaac Asimov be part of a group of scientists attempting to think outside of the box. In this article they included a 1959 essay that Asimov wrote instead of continuing to taking part in this (classified) government work. In this essay on “cerebration”, he described ways to get people to have truly new ideas.

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Niet verder vertellen, maar de Kaarten tentoonstelling in het Allard Pierson is prachtig. Hier het kabinet van Blaeu naast het schilderij van Maes met daarop de kaart van de aardkloot

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"Open source discourages laziness (because everyone can see the corners you’ve cut), it can get bugs fixed or at least identified much faster (many eyes), it promotes collaboration, and it’s a great training ground for skills development. I see no reason why open data shouldn’t bring the same opportunities to data projects." @gnat on #OpenData beyond data-over-the-wall, in 2010 (!) http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/truly-open-data.html

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The overlap between people cold-emailing me CGPT/LLM pitch decks and said people having, until recently, run blockchain startups, is nearly 100%. This strikes me as not coincidental. #xp

You Are Not a Parrot And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this

Nobody likes an I-told-you-so. But before Microsoft’s Bing started cranking out creepy love letters; before Meta’s Galactica spewed racist rants; before ChatGPT began writing such perfectly decent college essays that some professors said, “Screw it, I’ll just stop grading”; and before tech reporters sprinted to claw back claims that AI was the future of search, maybe the future of everything else, too, Emily M. Bender co-wrote the octopus paper.

You Are Not a Parrot Intelligencer

"I actually do think that RDF-Star is pretty cool, and is going to make a big difference in the RDF world. I just don’t want to see it misused, as a band-aid to cover up poor modeling practice."

says Dean Allemang in this very interesting blog post on RDF-Star:

Why I’m not excited about RDF-Star

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Sisyphus is rolling a boulder towards the Grand Hilbert Hotel. The hotel has an infinite number of rooms, but they are all full, so they may not be able to accommodate him or his boulder.
If you choose to divert him, his boulder will destroy the Ship of Theseus. But the ship has had all of its constituent parts replaced, so it may not actually be the same ship.
Is Sisyphus happy?
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We plan to broadly extend and improve the Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classification (#BARTOC). See our funding proposal (in German) for details: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7673393

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Prepare for a new free course on #knowledgegraphs #semantictechnologies and #ai at OpenHPI:
Knowledge Graphs - Foundations and Applications,
starting in Oct 2023.
You can already sign up:
https://open.hpi.de/courses/knowledgegraphs2023
@fizise @tabea

Announcement for the OpenHPI lecture "Knowledge Graphs - Foundations and Applications" starting in October 2023. Free registration is already open!