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RDF and Graph benchmarking project started: LDBC

This week we received notification from the EU that the LDBC project has been granted. We think this is great news. The LDBC project (is a STREP and will run until Q2 2015. LDBC stands for Linked Data Benchmark Council, and linked data here of course comprises RDF data management, but also includes the emerging class of […]

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LarKC’s Botari wins the 2011 Semantic Web Challenge

The Botari application from the LarKC project has won the Open Track of the Semantic Web Challenge. Botari is a LarKC workflow running on servers in Seoul, plus a user frontend that runs on a Galaxy Tab. The workflow combines open data from the city of Seoul (Open Street Map, POI’s) with twitter traffic and combines […]

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LarKC platform v3.0 release

The LarKC project’s development team would like to announce a new release (v.3.0) of the LarKC platform, which is available for downloading here. The new release is a considerable improvement of the previous release (v.2.5), with the following distinctive features: PLATFORM New (plain) plug-in registry light-weight plug-in loading and thus very low platform’s start-up time […]

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Another speed record for OWL Horst inference

If you liked WebPIE, you’ll also like QueryPIE WebPIE performed forward inference over up to 100 billion triples (yes, that’s 10^11). Our about-to-be-published QueryPIE can do on the fly backward-chaining inference at query-time, over a billion triples, in milliseconds, on just 8 parallel machines. Last year, Jacopo Urbani and co-authors from the LarKC team broke the speed […]

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Chinese LarKC BooK

 by Zhisheng Huang The China Higher Education Press will publish a LarKC book in Chinese. This book will appear  in the book series of Web Intelligence and Web Science (http://www.wici-lab.org/wici/WIWS/) . This Chinese LarKC book consists of two parts: Technology part and application part. The technology part covers the topics of LarKC platform, development guide […]

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LarKC from an HPC perspective

The LarKC folk at the German High Performance Computing Centre in Stuttgart did a rather nice write-up on LarKC from a high-performance computing perspective, intended for their own community. Find the relevant pages here.

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Traffic LarKC wins the AI Mashup Challenge

A LarKC workflow for traffic-aware route-planning has won the 1st prize in the AI Mashup Challenge at the ESWC 2011 conference, held this week on Crete. The detail of “Traffic_LarKC” can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/fh-hannover.de/aimashup11/home/traffic_larkc, but in brief: Four different datasets are used: the traffic sensors data, obtained from Milano Municipality the Milano street topology historical […]

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The Large Knowledge Collider release V2.5

The LarKC development team is proud to announce the new release V2.5 of the LarKC platform. The new release is a considerable improvement over the previous V2.0 edition, with the following distinctive features: V2.5 is fully compliant with the LarKC final architecture. You can now develop your workflows and plugins, and be assured that future […]

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Explosion under inference (or not)

Should the semantic web be just about querying RDF? Or is it usefual (or even: feasible) to use the semantics of RDF, RDF Schema and OWL to derive additional information from the published RDF graphs? Both the feasibility and the usefulness of this depends on the amount of additional triples that are derived by inference: […]

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The first LarKC Pharma Workshop in Stuttgart

By Bosse Andersson The first LarKC Pharma workshop was held in Stuttgart April 19 and 20. An interesting mix of participants from pharmaceutical companies, semantic web companies and research/academia formed an open atmosphere with many intense discussions and hopefully future interactions. The workshop had an outline similar to previous LarKC tutorials with a twist from […]

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