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"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
"ActivityPub is a decentralized social networking protocol based on the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. ActivityPub is an official W3C recommended standard published by the W3C Social Web Working Group. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and subscribing to content."

Background explained:

Startupinthecloud  decentralization  Social  Social_Networking  Data  semanticweb  Standardization  API  Content_Aggregation  Content_Curation  opensource 
december 2018 by eocas
Impact Institute – Towards the Impact Economy
"Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organizations and individuals to realize the impact economy by creating a common language for impact and providing the tools to use it. We develop open-source standards for impact measurement and valuation and provide organizations with the tools, training, and services to implement them.

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise and a spin-off of True Price. True Price, founded in 2012, developed methods and tools to measure and monetize impact. In 2018, True Price decided to continue as a non-profit focused on maintaining a standard and community to realize true pricing, a system where consumers can see and voluntarily pay the true price of their products. All services, as well as the development of new methods and technologies, have been spun off to the Impact Institute."

Founded by German-Mexican Adrian de Groot; insightful interview:

Agrachina  Sustainability  Consultancy  Standardization  semanticweb  opensource  open-data  Netherlands  Fair_Trade  Consumerism  Consumer_Behavior  Consumer_Rights  NGO_NPO  SocialEntrepreneur  sustainablecompany  Economy  circulareconomy  tools  BI 
november 2018 by eocas
KBpedia - Open-source Integrated Knowledge Structure
"KBpedia is a comprehensive knowledge structure for promoting data interoperability and knowledge-based artificial intelligence, or KBAI. The KBpedia knowledge structure combines seven 'core' public knowledge bases — Wikipedia, Wikidata, schema.org, DBpedia, GeoNames, OpenCyc, and UMBEL — into an integrated whole. KBpedia's upper structure, or knowledge graph, is the KBpedia Knowledge Ontology."

Startupinthecloud  Knowledge  knowledgemanagement  semanticweb  Data  Database  datasource  AI  Directory_Database  opensource  open-data 
november 2018 by eocas
Sustainability Pathways: Sustainability assessments (SAFA)
"Developing and implementing an integrated approach to analyzing different sustainability dimensions as a coherent whole and integrating them in development or business strategies remains a major challenge.

With a view to offer a fair playing field, FAO built on existing efforts and developed a universal framework for Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems (SAFA). SAFA has been presented to FAO member countries in 2013; including the SAFA Guidelines, Indicators and Tool and App."

Agrachina  Sustainability  Declaration  Transparency  semanticweb  Comparison  Standardization  certification  NGO_NPO  Label  Framework 
october 2018 by eocas
SMART (by Sustainable Food Systems GmbH)
About (from FIBL):
"The term "sustainability" is used inflationary and inconsistently. Hundreds of sustainability frameworks have been developed and more and more companies have "sustainable" products on offer. For consumers and buyers it is very difficult to tell whether a farm or a company are actually operating sustainably or not. In addition, farmers and companies in the agricultural and food sector face the question how to assess their sustainability performance in a comparable way and to communicate it in a credible way, without pursuing green-washing.

Therefore the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL has chosen to develop SMART – Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine – a method that allows farms and companies in the food sector to assess their sustainability in a credible, transparent and comparable manner. SMART is the world’s first tool, which is fully consistent with the SAFA-Guidelines (UN FAO Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems) and provides an efficient manner to apply them in practice.

However, SMART is not a new standard, certification system or label but solely an analysis and assessment instrument. It therefore does not compete with existing standards and certificates, but is a useful supplement.

In order to provide SMART sustainability assessment services FiBL founded the spin-off Sustainable Food Systems GmbH (SFS) which now is the owner of the lincense rights and rights of use of SMART. The SFS is owned by FiBL Switzerland, Germany and Austria."

Agrachina  Standardization  Sustainability  semanticweb  Framework  Declaration  Comparison  Research  sustainablecompany  NGO_NPO  certification  Switzerland  Germany  austria  Organic  Organic_Certification  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Transparency  Label 
october 2018 by eocas
Designing better file organization around tags, not hierarchies
Excerpts from introduction:
"Computer users organize their files into folders because that is the primary tool offered by operating systems. But applying this standard hierarchical model to my own files, I began to notice shortcomings of this paradigm over the years. At the same time, I used some other information systems not based on hierarchical path names, and they turned out to solve a number of problems. I propose a new way of organizing files based on tagging, and describe the features and consequences of this method in detail.

Speaking personally, I’m fed up with HFSes, on Windows, Linux, and online storage alike. I struggled with file organization for just over a decade before finally writing this article to describe problems and solutions. Life would be easier if I could tolerate the limitations of hierarchical organization, or at least if the new proposal can fit on top of existing HFSes. But fundamentally, there is a mismatch between the narrowness of hierarchies and the rich structure of human knowledge, and the proposed system will not presuppose the features of HFSes.
existing alternative systems like Git and Danbooru bypass HFS problems to deliver a better user experience. Then I describe a step-by-step model, starting from basic primitives, of a proposed file organization system that includes a number of desirable features by design.
I care most about the data model and less about implementation details. For example in HFSes, I focus on the fact that the file system consists of a tree of labeled edges with file content at the leaves; I ignore details about inodes, journaling, defragmentation, permissions, etc."https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16763235

Corresponding community discussion:

Startupinthecloud  File  Filesync  semanticweb  knowledgemanagement  Enterprise_Architecture  Data  Data_Warehouse  Tutorial  Documentation  Education  Report  Innovation  community  Database 
june 2018 by eocas
Platform to query relational databases as Virtual RDF Graphs using SPARQL.

- SPARQL 1.0 support
- Intuitive/powerful mapping language
- DBMS support
- Compatible with DBMS federation tools
- Providers for Sesame and OWLAPI
- Integrated with Protégé
- SPARQL end-point

semanticweb  research  Database  Visualization  Analysis  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
november 2016 by eocas
"Idea management system (IDMS), adapted for companies & organizations interested in sharing strategic decisions and future planning of products and services with their customers.

It is a perfect tool for decision makers and their analysts who need to take strategic decisions, and wish to expand their view of the problem with the poser of the crowd, whether these are the organization's employees or any other public.

OpenideaL is an open source project based on Drupal CMS and therefore it is modular, and allows growth and adaptation to the organization’s specific needs. These adaptations may include a unique design, polls and surveys, interfacing with external applications such as Facebook or to applications within the organization itself, and adapting the interface to a range of devices: phones, desktops, tablets or kiosks."

Innovation  Knowledge  Management  Management  Organization  semanticweb  CMS  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Community  Empirical_Social_Research  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
october 2016 by eocas
"Goal of the project is to construct an ontology that will model Idea Management Systems. However, we also devote to study in detail the appliance of the data schema onto existing systems and exploiting it to achieve real, measurable benefits.
providing rebust data integration capabilities and additional data analysis tools though rich metadata descriptions. Both of those features are derived from the use of Semantic Web technologies to interconnect data inside the Idea Management Systems with assets published by other systems and across the World Wide Web."

Has an applicable Idea Management System called 'IdeaStream'. It collects ideas from communities via web form to submit ideas structured into various description parts (e.g. idea title, problem description, solution etc.) and attach any desirable content (e.g. images).


It sets up on Drupal CMS as module.

The GI2MO project is an initiative of GSI group of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM).

Innovation  research  Knowledge  Management  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  semanticweb  Analysis  Management  CMS  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
october 2016 by eocas
The Role of Linked Data and Semantic-Technologies for Sustainability Idea Management
"Idea Management Systems (IMS) manage the innovation lifecycle from the moment of invention until ideas are implemented in the market. During
the lifecycle the IMS supports collaboration, allows idea enrichment with comments, contextual data, or connected to other relevant ideas. Semantic technologies can improve the knowledge management capabilities of IMSs allowing relevant information to be easily linked to ideas.

Many Enterprises concerned with sustainability encourage employee’s participation as a means to boost creative innovation within their Sustainability Initiatives. However little work has examined the role of an IMS within Sustainability. In this paper we analyse the impact of a semantic-enabled IMS within a
sustainability innovation process. In particular, how ideas can be enriched with contextual Linked Open Data (LOD), especially Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) data, to improve the understanding, implication and value of the idea from the sustainability perspective."

Research_Papers  research  Knowledge  Management  Innovation  Sustainability  Management  Data_Warehouse  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
october 2016 by eocas
ALIGNED - Aligned, Quality-centric Software and Data Engineering
"... demand to extract, process and publish web data ... However, converting Big Data sources into high-quality, structured knowledge for use in business processes is usually considered data engineering.

ALIGNED will develop models, methods and tools for engineering information systems based on co-evolving software and web data. Tools for model-driven software evolution based on Linked Data sources, runtime data quality analytics, human data curation and process integration will aid more efficient governance, increased agility and higher productivity."

research  Community  Standardization  XML  SEO  semanticweb  Data_Warehouse  Database  Software_Engineering  Big  Data  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  Governance  Application  Development  Productivity  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
august 2016 by eocas
"BabelNet is both a multilingual encyclopedic dictionary, with lexicographic and encyclopedic coverage of terms, and a semantic network which connects concepts and named entities in a very large network of semantic relations, made up of about 14 million entries, called Babel synsets. Each Babel synset represents a given meaning and contains all the synonyms which express that meaning in a range of different languages."

Content from Wikipedia, WordNet and others.

Fs fully integrated with:

-> Babelfy: a state-of-the-art multilingual disambiguation and entity linking system.

-> Wikipedia Bitaxonomy: a state-of-the-art taxonomy of Wikipedia pages aligned to a taxonomy of Wikipedia categories.

BabelNet is provided as a stand-alone resource with its Java API, a SPARQL endpoint and a Linked Data interface as part of the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud (LLOD Cloud) cloud.

This website provides a web interface for looking up terms, translations and definitions and for browsing the BabelNet semantic network,
statistics, a bibliography and a download page.

semanticweb  Knowledge  Management  Web_Ranking  SEO  Multilingual  Multi-Enterprise_Information_Systems  Wiki  Java  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
august 2016 by eocas
HOBBIT evaluation platform
"Built upon the open-source platform GERBIL benchmarking platform, which resulted from collaboration between 8 institutions (including the Big Data vendor Unister) across Europe. This platform will ensure that:

- The benchmarks are easy to use.
- New benchmarks can be easily created and added to the platform by third parties.
- The evaluation can be scaled out to large datasets and on distributed architectures.
- The publishing and analysis of the results of different systems can be carried out in a uniform manner across the different benchmarks."

GERBIL (General Entity Annotation Benchmark Framework) itself is a general entity annotation system which offers an easy-to-use web-based platform for the agile comparison of annotators using multiple datasets and uniform measuring approaches. It is built upon the BAT-Framework ( http://acube.di.unipi.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/BAT-Framework-0.1-reference.pdf ).

HOBBIT is supported by European Union.

Information_Science  Information_Systems  SEO  Performance  Data  research  Platform  Knowledge  Management  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Open_Data  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
july 2016 by eocas
"A modular generator for OWL ontologies. It generates benchmark ontologies that supports the testing, review, and comparison of ontology tools with regard to OWL 2 coverage and concept combinations."

Java  Information_Science  Information_Society  Information_Systems  SEO  Analysis  Web_Development  javascript  research  Visualization  html5  semanticweb  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
june 2016 by eocas
Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA)
"The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in Karlsruhe, Germany for the purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in Semantic Web and related fields throughout the world. The association's activities are selfless; its main objectives do not concern any own economic interests.
Fulfilment of the association's objectives include, a.o.:
- Supervision of the organisation of the International Semantic Web Conference series (ISWC);
- Organisation and support of workshops, tutorials, or summer schools in the field of the Semantic Web;
- Co-operation with scientific journals related to the Semantic Web, see Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web
In order to realise its objectives, the association is allowed to co-operate with other scientific associations, institutions or companies, including membership in other organisations having similar objectives."

semanticweb  Knowledge  Management  Standardization  NGO_NPO  research  Community  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
may 2016 by eocas
Semantic MediaWiki
"Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) is a free, open-source extension to MediaWiki – the wiki software that powers Wikipedia – that lets you store and query data within the wiki's pages.

Semantic MediaWiki is also a full-fledged framework, in conjunction with many spinoff extensions, that can turn a wiki into a powerful and flexible knowledge management system. All data created within SMW can easily be published via the Semantic Web, allowing other systems to use this data seamlessly."

semanticweb  Wiki  Knowledge  Management  Database  PHP  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
april 2016 by eocas
"Crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia, and to link the different data sets on the Web to Wikipedia data.
Part W3C's Linking Open Data (LOD) community efforts."

Use case:

Knowledge  Management  semanticweb  Database  Wiki  Use_Cases  Community  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud  opensource 
april 2016 by eocas
Semantic Web Development Tools
"This Wiki contains a collection of tool references that can help in developing Semantic Web applications. These include complete development environments, editors, libraries or modules for various programming languages, specialized browsers, etc. The goal is to list such tools and not Semantic Web applications in general (the interested reader may consider looking at the W3C SW Use Case Collection for those.)
To parse:
- Search through categories, i.e., reasoners, programming environments, browsers, etc.
- Search through programming languages (e.g., Java, Python, Ruby). These are particularly useful in developing Semantic Web applications.
- Search through W3C Recommendations and Technologies (e.g., RDF, RDFa, OWL) to find tools that are relevant in that technology."

Semantic Web Case Studies and Use Cases:

Knowledge  Management  Standardization  semanticweb  Tagging  Definition  research  Web_Development  Database  Python  Wiki  Application  Development  Framework  Community  Use_Cases  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
april 2016 by eocas

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