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The power of inference

John Wang and I recently gave a presentation about the Connections group and the Civil War Pilot, at the CNI Fall Meeting. We had a number of questions and comments from the audience at the end. We had mentioned our struggles to identify best tools to use and to actually use those open source tools. Several IT people in the audience had suggestions for what to use, but among then was, that if we didn’t need to get deeply into ontologies and inference, back end systems specifically designed as triplestores might be unnecessary, and maybe we could accomplish our […]

What we’re about and where we are

Now you can check out the project description for our Civil War Pilot project #1 to give you some idea of what we’ve been up to.

We’re sort of starting in the middle with this blog (well, close to the end, actually, at least for the first “pilot”), but I hope to give you some background of our experience and the flavor of the project.

This one is an interesting stew… a first try at transforming, creating, modeling, storing, querying and displaying linked data using open source tools. We had a […]