Tutorial on Analyzing and Visualizing Linked Data with R 2013


March 14, 2013

The eHumanities Group organised a workshop with Willem Robert van Hage and Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: “Tutorial on Analyzing and Visualizing Linked Data with R 2013″ as part of the  Methods Workshop Series at eHumanities group. 

It will include a hands-on session, so bring your own laptop. Please install the following software on your laptop:

As space is limited registration is necessary. To register, please send an email toanja.de.haas@ehumanities.knaw.nl. Please note that different than the normal Research Meetings the workshop will start at 14.30 hrs and go on until 17.30 hrs.

Now called “New Trends in e-Humanities,” these research meetings of the e-Humanities Group provide opportunity to share research with colleagues involved in the digital / computational humanities. See our website for details of forthcoming meetings (http://ehumanities.nl). We welcome your contributions to these meetings and invite you to arrange presentations of your work; feel free to contact Jeannette.haagsma@ehumanities.knaw.nl for details on the schedule of meetings.

Tutorial on Analyzing and Visualizing Linked Data with R 2013

The openly available R package SPARQL allows to directly connect to Linked Data and use the SPARQL querying language for selecting interesting part of data for analysis. Thus it enables to meet massive and rich data sets with the analytical power of the R language and environment.
This approach and tools contribute to Linked Science and Open Science movements to support the transparency of science and to conduct transdisciplinary research.

In this tutorial we will introduce the idea and concepts about Linked Science, and show via illustrative examples about how to practically query and analyze Linked Data from within R environment for visual and statistical analysis. Tutorial materials will be published online.