Posts Tagged ‘linked data’

Book Review: Data Source Handbook

April 19, 2011

Data Source HandbookThis new book from O’Reilly Media, written by a former Apple engineer, Pete Warden,┬áis a catalog of code for connecting to publicly available APIs for all kinds of sites. It shows data sources by websites (whois, delicious), people by email (Amazon, FriendFeed), people by name (white pages, LinkedIn), search terms (Bing, Google), location (Google geocoding, US census), companies, IP addresses, books, films, music, products.

The brief reviews and code for each source includes those which use REST/JSON, YQL and other languages.

Overall the book is a very practical guide for programmers wanting to integrate public data into their websites or creating mashups. However, the book lacks any data sources related to health although many existing on the web from PubMed to ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Linked Data in Health Care

May 15, 2009

In a recent TED video, Tim Berners Lee presented on linked data including in health care and social networks. Te WC3 document he authored on this is here. This is forward thinking and although he did not mention Web 3.0, the implication is that this is the next big thing. Other links about linked data:

In a related story, IBM recently released its Exploratory Stream Processing Systems which “enables efficient extraction of knowledge and information from potentially
enormous volumes and varieties of continuous data streams.”

Here is the linked data video:

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