Category Archives: Blog

HOBBIT’s potential for enabling the business value of IoT

Software AdviceTM is a Gartner company, providing user reviews and research on software applications. Recently, Daniel Harris, one of Software AdviceTM Market Researchers, posted an article on use cases for IoT data analytics: “4 Emerging Use Cases for IoT Data Analytics“. The article features two representatives of AGT International, a member of the HOBBIT consortium, […]

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Versioning for Big Linked Data: approaches and benchmarks

As LOD datasets are constantly evolving, both at schema and instance level, there is a need for systems that support efficiently storing and querying such evolving data. Such archiving systems must support various types of queries on data, including queries that access multiple versions (cross-version queries), queries that access the evolution history (delta) itself, as well as […]

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Hobbit @ ACL 2016

The annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language. ACL took place in Germany and was held at the Humboldt University, in the heart of Berlin, August […]

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Special issue on Benchmarking Linked Data @ Semantic Web journal

Special issue on Benchmarking Linked Data at Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability* (an IOS Press Journal) (* The journal Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability (published and printed by IOS Press, ISSN: 1570-0844), in short Semantic Web journal, brings together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and […]

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Benchmarking RDF Query Engines – A mini-survey

Non-relational data management is starting to dominate the new data economy. Formats like XML, JSON and RDF are becoming the basis for data exchange in the Web and the Enterprise, and systems are constantly being developed for their support. For any such system to gain traction, it has to provide adequate support for its respective […]

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HOBBIT @ EDF 2016

EDF 2016 is now over and HOBBIT was present in several functions. We disseminated the idea of a universal benchmarking platform to the many European organizations and research projects that were present at the forum. Potential collaborations were established with data-driven projects pertaining to geo-spatial data and societal challenges, which will be followed through. Beware […]

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Preliminary Survey Results

In this post, we will present some preliminary results of the survey we ran for the past few months. At the time of writing, there were 61 survey participants. These were evenly divided among the different profiles, namely solution providers, technology users and scientific community. Most of the participants have two or more of these profiles. All […]

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Initial Data Management Plan Drafted!

In one of its key tasks, HOBBIT will continuously collect various datasets (i.e., not limited to specific domains) as the base for benchmarks. Those data will initially be provided by the project industrial partners, and later on by members of the HOBBIT community. A data management plan will be used as a guideline when handling […]

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Upcoming Evaluation Campaigns powered by HOBBIT technologies, almost.

In a former blog post, we presented the predecessor of the HOBBIT platform, the General Entity Annotator Benchmarking Framework (GERBIL) [1]. This framework has been adopted by two evaluation campaigns as described in this post. These campaigns focus on tasks such as entity recognition, entity typing and question answering. Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge The OKE […]

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