Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2017 Archive

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Linked data in an education app

17 May 2017

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

Linked (open) data is a technology and a political initiative designed to facilitate general access to high-quality data from diverse domains. It is a movement that inherits technologies from the Semantic Web effort, and to some extent grew out of some frustration with that initiative. The presenter of this seminar, Professor Csaba Veres, from the University of Bergen, will discuss some of the background and the current state of the art in the linked-data initiative. His presentation will describe DBpedia – an automatically extracted linked dataset from Wikipedia – and will conclude with a demonstration of an iOS application he developed for using linked data in an educational tool, which highlights some of the frustration features of the current status of linked data.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Ling Wu
    T: +61 8627 5770
    E: ling.wu@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Csaba Veres is an associate professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, where he is also associated with the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology. His doctorate is in psycholinguistics, where he was interested in the way semantic representations were computed in sentence comprehension. More broadly, his research interests encompass everything to do with conceptual structure and how it is learned, and especially the way it interacts with language. In recent years, Dr Veres has maintained his interest in semantics and language through his work with semantic web technologies. He says he prefers working on practical rather than theoretical issues and he has focused on discovering ways in which linguistic knowledge can be used in semantic web applications. This has given rise to his involvement in developing a number of applications including semantic text markup and tools that support full-blown ontology construction through natural language. Dr Veres has also been working on what he calls "Social Semantic Information Systems", which aim to bring semantic technologies into social web applications.

Linked data in an education app

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

17 May 2017


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