Call for Participation online

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The call for participation for our second creative camp is now online. The second camp will be held 23-27 March 2015 at the Meerten Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We will offer bursaries to all participants to cover full expenses of travel and hotel. For more information on the creative camp and how to apply, see the call for participation. Important dates Submissions due: Continue reading

ToE at CLICKNL event

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On Monday the 2nd of December, Laura Hollink presented Talk of Europe at the Connected Data event of CLINKNL hosted by Lab111 in Amsterdam. The same event featured a presentation by two participants of our recent creative camp: Pim van Bree & Geert Kessels, who build the NodeGoat tool for analysis and visualization of data. Ruben Verborgh (Ghent University) gave a Continue reading

Creative Camp Hilversum wrap-up

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From Monday 6 to Friday 10 October, the Talk of Europe project held the first creative camp at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The goal of the creative camp was to create proof-of-concept applications that make inventive use of the ToE dataset, consisting of Linked Data about the European Parliament. Following a call for participation, Continue reading

Creative Camp Hilversum

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Next week (Monday 6 to Friday 10 October) we will hold the first Talk of Europe creative camp in Hilversum, the Netherlands at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. With five teams from Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy and the UK, it promises to be an exciting week. We expect many discussions about employing the parliamentary data, as well as Continue reading

Update datamodel

Over the last few weeks we have made some changes to the way we represent the European plenary debates in RDF. The figure at the bottom of this post displays the updated model. It combines information about the schema – properties and classes – with example instances that display their identifiers. The remainder of this blogpost talks you through the Continue reading

CfP deadline extended

Since the dissemination of the first Talk of Europe creative camp and its submission deadline is still ongoing, we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions with one week. The new dates are as follows: Important datesSubmissions due: Friday 27 June 23:59 (CEST)Acceptance notification: Friday 4 JulyCreative camp: Monday 6 – Friday 10 October 2014 (5 days) We hope Continue reading

Call for Participation published!

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The call for participation for our first creative camp is online! The first camp will be held 6-10 October at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, the Netherlands. We will offer bursaries to all participants to cover full expenses of travel and hotel. For more information on the creative camp and how to apply, see the call Continue reading

First things first. What you should know about the plenary debates of the EU

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To understand the available data on the plenary sessions, some background is required about the workings of the political assemblies, the policy-making and the parliamentary course of action. Political assemblies In the European Parliament, several political formations co-exist. The party groups, or simply called parties, represent the main ideological divisions, such as Liberals, Greens, and Christian Democrats. Apart from that, Continue reading

The why of Talk of Europe (in a nutshell)

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The plenary sessions of the European Union contain a wealth of information relevant to social, political and linguistic scientists. They are the stage where the members of parliament, who are direct representatives of national populations, speak out about any issue that is current and relevant. Likewise, the debates reflect the matters that European countries consider relevant to resolve on a Continue reading