In an interview with “Computer World UK” Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt discusses the good progress made so far on Open Government Data, but argues that there is still a long way to go to realise its full potential.
Links to papers, talks and other publications in the media, highlighting the academic research and thought leadership undertaken by Seme4 founders and staff
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Rösch, E. Simperl, Wendy Hall and Nigel Shadbolt, describing research into the citizen science game EyeWire. Over 4 million interactions made by 90,000 players were analysed, providing an insight into the features of a successful citizen science platform.
A paper for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on a project to enable government data to be easily shared, analysed and visualised, while maintaining data safety and security.
The new platform is entitled the ‘Government Web Observatory’ and is hosted by an Australian university.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Ian Brown, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall on the challenges associated with real-time Web streams. The paper describes the architecture used in the Southampton Web Observatory to process real-time Web streams.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Markus Luczak-Roesch, Nigel Shadbolt and Wendy Hall, analysing WikiProject, a web-based community with the aim of improving the quality of Wikipedia entries.
A guest post by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt in the Financial Times blog, in which he discusses the benefits of Open data. He argues for a national data infrastructure which would include data held by the private sector as well as government.
An article in the UK Guardian newspaper by Oscar Williams in which Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt discusses the issue of Open Data in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
The UK government came top in the Open Data Institute’s (ODI’s) recent league table for open data. However, Professor Shadbolt argues that the government could go further, making data which is already collected machine readable and accessible to the public and health care professionals.
A research paper by Markus Luczak-Roesch, Ramine Tinati and Nigel Shadbolt on a general theory of coincidence in information spaces. The theory describes interactions between resources using a directed network model. The paper discusses the application of the theory to data from Zooniverse, the world’s largest on-line citizen science platform.
A research paper by Jarutas Pattanaphanchai, Kieron O’Hara and Wendy Hall on a new tool for assessing the trustworthiness of Web information.
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt interviewed by author and Professor of Theoretical Physics Jim al-Khalili on “The Life Scientific” on BBC Radio 4.
Sir Nigel discusses the importance of Open Data, the issue of privacy and working with two UK Prime Ministers.