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SIOC Methodology for Lightweight Ontology Development
We are very pleased to announce that Uldis Bojars passed his PhD Viva today! Congratulations!
Abstract:
Ontologies are an important building block of the Semantic Web and, with the emergence of initiatives such as the Social Semantic Web and Linked Open Data, developers have an increasing need for lightweight ontologies for describing and integrating various kinds of information.

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All Infrastructure systems are back online
This week, due to excessive rainfall, part of the ground floor of DERI was flooded. As a precaution all electrical equipment on the ground floor has been turned off, including all equipment in the DERI server room. This equipment is now turned back.
Please, accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Sigma explained in the latest issue of Talis' Nodalities magazine

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Open Your mind : Lunchtimes Seminar Series
Initiative organised collectively by the Outreach officers of REMEDI, NCBES, Applied Optics, ECI & DERI.

SuRF 1.0.0 Beta

SuRF 1.0.0 Beta
We are pleased to announce release of SuRF 1.0.0 Beta. This version includes some significant changes and improvements in interface, thus the major version number shift.
SuRF is an Object - RDF Mapper based on the popular rdflib python library. It exposes RDF triple sets as sets of resources and integrates them into the Object Oriented paradigm of Python in a similar manner as the ActiveRDF does for Ruby.
New features in 1.0.0 Beta version:

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DERI now participates in the W3C Provenance Incubator Group with André Freitas
The mission of the Provenance Incubator Group (XG), part of the Incubator Activity, is to provide a state-of-the art understanding and develop a roadmap in the area of provenance for Semantic Web technologies, development, and possible standardization.

DERI success at ISWC

DERI secured a number of awards at this year's International Semantic Web Conference. The prices are:

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Next week: the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009) in Washington DC
The following papers will be presented next week at ISWC 2009 by DERI people - ISWC 2009 Program
Research Track

Semantic Technologies for E-Government

Semantic Technologies for E-Government by Tomas Vitvar, Vassilios Peristeras , Konstantinos Tarabanis
via Springer
About this book

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IEEE Intelligent Systems - September/October 2009
Guest Editors Introduction: Transforming E-government and E-participation through IT

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WAVE: Welcoming Argument Visualisation to Europe - The third project meeting will be held in Sophia Antipolis

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