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Responsible Use of Social Media Data

Friday 28 November 2014

It is excellent to see today's publication of the Responsible use of data report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee. The OU has a long track record of research expertise in social media and other forms of big data, and provided both written and oral evidence to the Committee's inquiry on Social Media and Real-time Analytics which culminated in today's...


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DecarboNet - The Best Is Yet To Come

Tuesday 25 November 2014
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Lara Piccolo, Miriam Fernandez, and Harith Alani from KMi travelled to Brussels last week to run the successful first review of the FP7 CAPS DecarboNet project. Harith Alani; the coordinator of DecarboNet, told the reviewers in his opening presentation to...


The first FORGE newsletter is out!

Friday 21 November 2014
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It is hard to believe that only a year has passed since our project started given all of the events that we’ve participated in and the extent of our results. As you will read FORGE has the ambitious aim to transform FIRE into a learning resource...

OU reaching for the stars...

Monday 10 November 2014
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After 10 years of flying through space, the spacecraft of the Rosetta mission is close to reaching its final destination - comet 67/P. KMi honours this Big Day with the production of an augmented reality enhanced film - showcasing how new knowledge media...


MK Data Hub Installation begins

Wednesday 05 November 2014
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On 27 October Paul Alexander’s team arrived at UCMK with the first load of data hub equipment to begin the installation. The MK Data Hub is the key component that will curate all data involved in MK:Smart, which is a collaboration between a range of...

DataCore User Group to be held at KMi

The third in a series of annual, invitation only, end-user focused events, organised by leading software defined storage vendor, DataCore...

KMi docks at ISWC 2014

The International Semantic Web Conference this year witnessed another flood of KMi personnel and talent, with 9 people from the lab...


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