Linked Data

IKM Paper: Towards Linked Development Data – Practical Issues

I’m getting closer to a final draft of an IKM Working Paper on Linked Data & Development, building on learning from a number of pilot projects working with linked data and the 2010 IKM Workshop on open linked information. It’s take a while both because we decided to commission some extra mapping of the open data […]

The politics of URI choice…

For the Linked Data for Development paper I’m working on (slowly but surely…), I’ve been trying to unpack some of the implications that flow from the choices that linked data publishers make about the identifiers to use in their datasets. Here’s a quick draft of one section I’m considering for the paper on that topic: […]

New Project: The Social Life of Data

This is a quick placeholder post about a project I’ve been sketching ideas around for a while, but which is finally getting started in earnest. The Social Life of Data is an IKM Emergent supported pilot exploring ways to capture and display information about: How particular open datasets have been used; Who is involved in […]

What’s in the Linked Open Data Stack?

Jump to the latest version of diagram Update 15.00 2nd May: Based on feedback I’m veering away from seeing this as a ‘stack’ distinct from the semantic web stack, towards trying to highlight specific ‘pieces of the linked data puzzle’ in the revised diagram towards the bottom of this post. Earlier section left intact for […]

Web Science Poster #rswebsci

The following poster (also available on the report pages – please link there if referencing) was presented at the ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’ satellite meeting at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, 29th September 2010 and summarises some elements of the study. Click the image to access a full-size version on Flickr, or find a PDF copy […]

An introduction to Data.gov.uk

At Oxford Geek Night 15, Jeni Tennison presented to the assembled crowd an overview of the UK Government Open Data project currently in a developers beta. If you want to get a good overview of what ‘data.gov.uk’ is all about – then it’s a great 15 minute introduction: Watch it here (MP4)

Open Data in Developing Countries


The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy

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