SENESCHAL project case study features in the Scottish Government Open Data resource pack

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The Scottish Government have just published an Open Data Resource Pack, developed to support Scotland’s Open Data Strategy which was published in February 2015. The Strategy sets out the Scottish Government’s ambition for making data open and available for others to use and reuse. The release of data in this way will provide a societal […]

Gaelic thesaurus: Historic Scotland Press release

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To launch their Gaelic thesaurus, Historic Scotland have issued a press release.  The article includes references to http://www.heritagedata.org/ as the home of Linked Data vocabularies for cultural heritage data and the SENESCHAL project, led by the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of South Wales. So far the story has been picked up by The […]

Vocabularies in a useful form

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Repeated references to RDF, SKOS, LOD, and REST services can sometimes seem an impenetrable wall of jargon leaving some people cold – how do we actually use all this stuff? Well the good news is that 99% of what you need is already implemented here at HeritageData. To use any of the controlled vocabularies in […]

How many beans make 5? or One man’s fish is another man’s poisson

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As a little fella, I was often asked by my dad the somewhat perplexing question: “How many beans make 5?”. The even more perplexing answer, “a bean, a bean and a half, half a bean and 2 beans”,  is imprinted on my brain like the lyrics to every Rush song up to, but not including, […]

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