If all the Data on the Web were Open and Linked…

If all the data on the Web were open and linked, it would be easier to establish information systems combining different distributed data repositories. Thus, the Web of Data would enable access and sharing of data and knowledge without barriers.

The article talks about 7 things you need to know about Linked Open Data

  1. What is Linked Data and Linked Open Data?
  2. How does it work?
  3. Who is doing it?
  4. Why is it significant?
  5. What are the downsides?
  6. Where is it going?
  7. What are the implications for institutional repositories?

A great example of Linked Open Data is DbPedia (an LOD repository extracted from Wikipedia). If you have ideas for DbPedia and want to help at Google Summer of Code (GSOC) program, please read this.

We are still in need of ideas and mentors. If you have any improvements on DBpedia or DBpedia Spotlight that you would like to have done, please submit it in the ideas section now. Note that accepted GSoC students will receive about 5000 USD, which can help you to estimate the effort and size of proposed ideas. It is also ok to extend/amend existing ideas (as long as you don't hi-jack them). Please edit here:

DbPedia Ideas



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