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(counter-clockwise) Mayor Bill de Blasio with Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union NY, Noel Hidalgo from BetaNYC, Rachael Fauss, director of Public Policy at Citizens Union, and yours truly Last Thursday, I had the great honor of witnessing the passage of the City Record Online Law.  In my book, its as big a milestone as the […]

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Prototyping the “Answering People Interface” with IBM Watson

Earlier this spring, a blog post by recent Code for America (CfA) fellow Dave Guarino  generated some buzz in Civic Tech circles – “ETL for America.” (ETL stands for Extract, Transform, Load) In it, he wrote about how the oft-repeated mantra at CfA of “building interfaces to government that are simple, beautiful, and easy to use” is but one piece of […]

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Ontodia Selected as Finalist in the IBM Watson Mobile Challenge

Everyone at Ontodia has been fans the IBM Watson cognitive computer ever since it bested the two top human Jeopardy players in 2011. IBM has been hard at work making the power of Watson available to other applications. Ontodia is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of the 25 finalists in […]

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Ontodia created the PediaCities platform to curate, organize, and link data about cities. Check out our first PediaCities knowledgebase at NYCpedia.com for a demonstration of what clean linked data looks like. Ontodia was founded in 2011 by Joel Natividad and Sami Baig following their success at NYCBigApps 3.0, where they won the Grand Prize for NYCFacets. The PediaCities platform, with NYCpedia as the first PediaCity, is our attempt to add value on top of NYC’s incredible open data ecosystem.