Recent years have seen increasing amounts of Open Data being published on the Web, yet only a relatively small amount of the data published has been Linked Data. However, the methods and techniques of the Semantic Web could significantly enhance the value and utility of Open Data. This begs several questions: What are the obstacles and challenges that prevent the routine publication of these resources as semantically enriched open data? What can be done to improve the situation? Where are the examples of the successful publication and exploitation of semantically enriched content? What lessons should we draw for the future?
Keywords: Linked Open Data Cloud, Open Government Data, Linked Open Data, Semantic Web, HTTP URIs
Author: Shadbolt, Nigel
Publisher: University of Southampton
Date created: 2014-12-19 05:00:00.000
Time required: P60M
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: expositive
- Knows that Uniform Resource Identifiers, or URIs (1994), include Uniform Resource Locators (URLs, which locate web pages) as well as location-independent identifiers for physical, conceptual, or web r
- Knows the "five stars" of Open Data: put data on the Web, preferably in a structured and preferably non-proprietary format, using URIs to name things, and link to other data.
- Understands that Linked Data (2006) extended the notion of a web of documents (the Web) to a notion of a web of finer-grained data (the Linked Data cloud).