Exploring TED talks as linked data for education

Davide Taibi, Saniya Chawla, Stefan Dietze, Ivana Marenzi, Besnik Fetahu
2015 British Journal of Educational Technology  
is currently an MBA student at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad. She has worked with new and emerging technologies like semantic web and linked data. Her current area of research is inclusive of these areas which falls under the umbrella of web science. Along with this, exploring new strategic and financial prospects tied up with digital media and technology also adds up to her research interests. Stefan Dietze is a research group leader at the L3S Research Center (Germany). His
more » ... arch interests are in the areas of Linked Data, Web Science and Artificial Intelligence, and their use in actual application domains. Stefan currently is co-ordinator of several European R&D projects and he is co-chair of several working groups in the Semantic Web area. His work has been published in numerous major conferences and journals, he is member of many organization and program committees and editorial boards and a frequent invited speaker. Ivana Marenzi, PhD, is senior researcher at the L3S Research Center in Hannover. Throughout her career she has specialised in the relationship between technology and communication; her main area of research in Technology Enhanced Learning includes the support of collaborative and lifelong learning. Abstract In this paper, we present the TED Talks dataset which exposes all metadata and the actual transcripts of available TED talks as structured Linked Data. The TED talks collection is composed of more than 1800 talks, along with 35 000 transcripts in over 30 languages, related to a wide range of topics. In this regard, TED talks metadata available in structured, multilingual and HTTP-accessible form constitute a valuable resource, for instance, for schoolteachers, to explore controversial contemporary topics with their students in order to stimulate awareness and critical thinking or as a means for language learning. Moreover, being compliant with state-of-the-art Linked Data principles, our dataset facilitates the computation of links with related data and resources. The TED dataset is used by a number of educational applications, and it is included in the LinkedUp Data Catalog. The TED talks dataset • Location: Dataset described at: http://datahub.io/dataset/ted-talks SPARQL endpoint: http://data.linkededucation.org/linkedup/ted/sparql Dump: http://data-observatory.org/ted_talks/tedtalksdump.nt.gz • Creator:
doi:10.1111/bjet.12283 fatcat:ivsswhm2vvat3fldmftgld4nku