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2nd International Workshop on Semantic Statistics, ISWC 2014 — Report

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Following up on last year’s edition, in October 19th we participated in the second edition of SemStats, the ISWC workshop that brings together the Semantic Web and the Statistics communities. About 40 attendees showed up to talk all things Linked Statistical Data (LSD).… (continue reading)

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Digital Humanities Benelux Conference – Report

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On June 12-13 I attended the very First Digital Humanities Benelux Conference (#DHBenelux) in The Hague, organised in the Koninklijke Bibliotheek / Huygens ING. The response from the audience was great in terms of attendance: about 200 attendees showed up, while the most optimistic previsions were hoping for 60-70, which clearly speaks in favour of the growth of the community.… (continue reading)

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Harmonization efforts

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Harmonization is a fundamental task in CEDAR to improve census data quality and comparability. A first release (r1) of harmonized census data is available at the SPARQL endpoint

http://lod.cedar-project.nl:8080/sparql/cedar

under the graph group <http://lod.cedar-project.nl/resource/r1/cedar-dataset>.

The harmonization rules that have been used are available in human and machine readable format here.… (continue reading)

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CEDAR Harmonize, hands-on session

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The 507 census tables contain several dimensions, which correspond to the column and row headers with the properties (gender, marital status, etc.) that the census numbers describe. These dimensions, though, are not coherent between datasets: they can be named differently, and even be defined in non-comparable ranges.… (continue reading)

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CEDAR census RDF dataset alpha release, v0.1

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We’re pleased to announce the first (alpha) release of the Dutch historical censuses dataset as Linked Data. Point your browsers and applications to the SPARQL endpoint

http://lod.cedar-project.nl:8080/sparql/cedar

The conversion of the original dataset in Excel has been performed with TabLinker.… (continue reading)

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The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop – Recap

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The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop took place on June 13th and 14th, in the study center of Soeterbeeck, near Ravenstein, the Netherlands. It was organized by the Graduate School for the Humanities, CLS and HLCS, of Radboud University Nijmegen and the e-Humanities Research Group of the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.… (continue reading)

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Visualizing SPARQL query results on the census

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After successfully converting to RDF a subset of the whole sample of the Dutch historical censuses, some SPARQL queries have been launched against the dataset. The goal of these queries is to retrieve the population of men living in the province of Noord-Brabant, per municipality, during the census years 1879 and 1889, sorted in descendant order.… (continue reading)

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