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Civic Hacking, the Semantic Web, and Visualization

From: Joshua Tauberer <jt@occams.info>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 11:27:04 -0500
Message-ID: <49AC08D8.9050608@occams.info>
To: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Yesterday I held a session called Semantic Web II: Civic Hacking, the 
Semantic Web, and Visualization at Transparency Camp [1], an 
unconference about the intersection of technology and transparency in 
the U.S. government. My talk was about the application of the semantic 
web to government data, and a dream of being able to create 
visualizations by just typing in SPARQL queries. I've posted my slides 
[2] and some notes [3]. Thought it might be of interest.

This followed another talk there by George Thomas, from the U.S. 
government website recovery.gov [4], on how the site will put 
information on the government's economic stimulus spending into the 
semantic web and the Linked Open Data world via Atom, XHTML, and RDFa. 
[5]. (Very cool.)

[1] http://transparencycamp.org/
[2] http://razor.occams.info/pubdocs/2009-03-02_TCamp_Civic_Semantic_Web.pdf
[3] 
http://razor.occams.info/blog/2009/03/02/civic-hacking-the-semantic-web-and-visualization/
[4] http://recovery.gov
[5] http://george.thomas.name/omb/recovery.gov.pdf

-- 
- Josh Tauberer

http://razor.occams.info

"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation!  Yields
falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
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