[foaf-dev] [Fwd: Civic Hacking, the Semantic Web, and Visualization]
danbri at danbri.org
Mon Mar 2 17:37:57 CET 2009
Fwd:'ing from the SemWeb IG list, as these are topics dear to the heart
of many FOAFy and MySociety people...
Wish I'd been there :)
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Subject: Civic Hacking, the Semantic Web, and Visualization
Resent-Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 16:27:48 +0000
Resent-From: semantic-web at w3.org
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 11:27:04 -0500
From: Joshua Tauberer <jt at occams.info>
To: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web at w3c.org>
Yesterday I held a session called Semantic Web II: Civic Hacking, the
Semantic Web, and Visualization at Transparency Camp , an
unconference about the intersection of technology and transparency in
the U.S. government. My talk was about the application of the semantic
web to government data, and a dream of being able to create
visualizations by just typing in SPARQL queries. I've posted my slides
 and some notes . Thought it might be of interest.
This followed another talk there by George Thomas, from the U.S.
government website recovery.gov , on how the site will put
information on the government's economic stimulus spending into the
semantic web and the Linked Open Data world via Atom, XHTML, and RDFa.
. (Very cool.)
- Josh Tauberer
"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
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