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Our #DigitalHistoryOFK starts into the new year with a Data for History lecture by Sofia Baroncini on the semantics of artworks. She'll delve into the complexity of the #ArtHistory domain and its relation to the #SemanticWeb & #LinkedOpenData, discussing the potential for a new dataset of iconographical and iconological interpretations.

🔜 Join us on January 11th at 4:15 PM to learn more about her research.

ℹ️ Abstract (and access): https://dhistory.hypotheses.org/3217

#DigitalHistory #digiGW #D4HLectures

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Saudi Arabia jails two Wikipedia staff in ‘bid to control content’

Administrators jailed for 32 years, and eight years, as activists warn of ploy to infiltrate website

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jan/05/saudi-arabia-jails-two-wikipedia-staff-in-bid-to-control-content?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

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Op 1 januari zijn de auteursrechterlijke beperkingen vervallen van werken die gemaakt zijn door mensen die in 1952 zijn overleden. Bij een aantal bijzondere werken staan we 13 januari stil tijdens Publiek Domeindag met o.a. Elsbeth Etty & sprekers van Eye, Europeana, Naturalis, Erfgoed Gelderland en Nederlands Fotomuseum https://publiekdomeindag.nl/

Publiek Domeindag 2023 Publiek Domeindag 2023
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#followfriday more researchers from our #fizise team are moving to the #fediverse! For more information on our research and teaching activities, please follow
@fab @lysander07 @heikef @epoz @tabea @russa @joerg

#semanticweb #semanticsearch #exploratorysearch #knowledgegraph #ontology #FIZKarlsruhe

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In which I ask the question: Is Moving to Mastodon Ethical?

Because there are voices saying it’s not.

https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2022/12/21/Mastodon-Ethics

Is Moving to Mastodon Ethical?

The big story occupying space in my mind (and on this blog) is the #TwitterMigration. As Twitter grows troubled and troubling, “Fediverse” technologies in general and Mastodon in particular are successfully attracting many users and providing a pleasant experience. Everyone is wondering out loud whether Mastodon can take the strain and whether it can provide cool new features. What we haven't been discussing are two ethical questions: First, is it OK to bail out of Twitter? And if bailing out, is Mastodon a acceptable place to land?
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I thought, let's try this hyped new https://chat.openai.com/ #openai thing, if it will help us write Wikipedia articles. I asked it to write a #Wikipedia article about a notable Dutch female contemporary #artist who doesn't have any Wikipedia articles yet. The generated article is 100% incorrect. It really gets everything wrong.

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Ik geef regelmatig #trainingen #OpenRefine in de #culturele sector (op freelance basis en tegen een marktconforme vergoeding). De vraag is groot. Ik heb zelf onvoldoende tijd om alle trainingsverzoeken op te volgen, en ben actief op zoek naar andere (kandidaat-)trainers. Ik wil graag opdrachten aan anderen doorspelen, samenwerken, en kennis delen.

Begin 2023 organiseer ik een (online) kennismakingsbijeenkomst. Interesse? Geef dan hier je beschikbaarheid op: https://datumprikker.nl/p7xcrsfdcam4d7rn

Have a GREAT festive season all!

Wishing you lots of rest and joy, however you choose to celebrate the ending of this year.

Rudolf never knew what hit him. A psychedelic fat man in a red suit jumps on an unsuspecting reindeer with fireworks
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We leven in vreemde tijden. Er is iets met het concept ‘werkelijkheid’ aan de hand. Een corrupt WK wordt fantastisch genoemd, een narcistische miljardair streeft naar vrijheid door iedereen die hij niet leuk vindt te bannen, een Russische dictator bestrijdt ‘nazi’s’ door infrastructuur en ziekenhuizen te bombarderen, leugenaars en ophitsers zitten overal in parlementen en het gewone volk wordt bang gemaakt voor dingen die niet bestaan. Hoe komen we weer terug naar een gedeelde waarheid?

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My organization (Software Heritage) is using more and more #pads (using #HedgeDoc) for real-time collaborative elaboration of documentation, presentations, etc.

However, once completed, we have a hard time referencing the content, indexing it, archiving it. Completed documentation pages land in our #SphinxDoc project, which is properly indexed and hyperlinked, but not all of the pad content needs to land there.

Do you know of groups that have existing strategies to make sure that the knowledge stored in pads doesn't end up stuck in that black hole forever? I would especially welcome #git or #GitLab based, automated workflows. #Archivists #KnowledgeManagement

I've found the CERN CodiMD archive project, which seems promising, but, hilariously, only referenced on their own CodiMD instance. I haven't found any code for it.

Seems like #GitLab has killed its real-time collaborative edition project as well, so that seems to be a dead end.

(cc. @douardda @zacchiro, boosts welcome for reach)

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Saw this #ants poster in a #library.

Poster with a drawing of some ants. The text reads:

"Please do not eat in the library. The ants will get in and learn to read and get too smart and knowledge is power, but power corrupts so they'll turn evil and take over the world. Save us from the evil ant apocalypse!"
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Mocking the #earlymodern print and publishing industry was a thing. In 1788, an allegorical map was published that made fun of #Amsterdam's book and print business. The title: „Nieuwe kaart van den Hollandschen Helicon“.

The map was published in the Dutch journal „De Post van den Helicon“ (1788), edited by Johannes Kinker who referred to Mount Helicon, a Greek mountain considered to be a source of poetic inspiration. And this mountain was positioned in Amsterdam.
#histodons #bookhistory

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Map of 1788: „Nieuwe kaart van den Hollandschen Helicon“.
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Oh my God.

I’ve just realised what ChatGPT reminds me of. It’s from Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, published 35 years ago.

“It’s funny how many of the best ideas are just an old idea back-to-front. You see there have already been several programs written that help you to arrive at decisions by properly ordering and analyzing all the relevant facts so that they then point naturally toward the right decision. The drawback with these is that the decision which all the properly ordered and analysed facts point to is not necessarily the one you want.”

“Yeeeess ...” said Reg’s voice from the kitchen.

“Well, Gordon’s great insight was to design a program which allowed you to specify in advance what decision you wished it to reach, and only then to give it all the facts. The program’s task, which it was able to accomplish with consummate ease, was simply to construct a plausible series of logical-sounding steps to connect the premises with the conclusion.”

Really happy with the reMarkable 2 so far. The fact that the entire thing is just a Linux box is wonderful.

This afternoon I downloaded a bunch of PDFs to read offline to it using the web-browser interface. Then discovered it cluttered my files with everything being in the "top" view. (user error)

Not finding any way to fix this in the UI, I realised I could just mount the filesystem, fire up a Python shell and interactively fix the metadata for each json file associated with a PDF, changing the "parent" key. FiX0red. Whoop-whoop!

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Earlier this year, I became aware of STANDARD EBOOKS, a donation-dependent group of edtiors and layout experts who have been doing the amazing work of taking out-of-copyright books, turning them into top-quality ebooks, and then releasing them for free.

Some of the books they've done are in the Internet Archive here:

https://archive.org/details/standardebooks

They're seeking 75 patrons in December to keep themselves afloat, consider donating to this amazing cause.

https://standardebooks.org/ebooks

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We have two open positions #PhD and #PostDoc) in our @fizise team in Karlsruhe. The positions are limited to 2 years with another 2 years extension. For PostDocs, there is the possibility of tenure after 3 years. The 2 positions are in the scope of the #MaterialDigital project focussed on the digitization of #materialsscience including #knowledgegraph #ontologies #knowledgeextraction #nlp #ai #ml

https://www.fiz-karlsruhe.de/en/stellenanzeigen/postdoc-senior-researcher-oder-phd-junior-researcher-wmx

#SharingIsCaring #job #jobad #academia #computerscience

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Like @timfinin I tried ChatGPT on last semester's final exam for my lecture "Information Service Engineering", with questions/tasks on Knowledge Graphs, basic NLP, and basic ML. It performed surprisingly well (for SPARQL it achieved 11 out of 12 points). Even for more complex questions like performing an evaluation or constructing an FSA, it performed not flawlessly, but not so bad. Overall, ChatGPT would have passed. Congratulations!

#ChatGPT #NLP #FIZISE #ML #knowledgegraph #SPARQL

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#ESWC2023 Abstract deadline: Dec 8, Full paper: Dec 15.
Submit your contributions on #knowledgegraph #semanticweb or in intersection with #NLP #machinelearning and/or #languagemodels to the #Research, #Resource, or #In-Use Track. Please boost ;-)

https://2023.eswc-conferences.org

#deadline #conference #SharingIsCaring

2023 ESWC-Conferences – 20th ESWC 2023 2023.eswc-conferences.org
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New blog post, "Understanding A Protocol", in which I discuss my experience implementing ActivityPub and the next steps for @takahe.

https://aeracode.org/2022/12/05/understanding-a-protocol/