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Linked Data Project

There are two interesting projects out there concerning linked data.

One is from Wikipedia called dbpedia. Essentially certain data from Wikipedia was extracted and then readied for use for searching and/or browsing. Right now, it looks like a very beta version. The example for the Lord of the Rings looked cool. However, for the common person trying to get some info on Tolkien’s book, it was not helpful. However, the potential to see connections between data that have not been seen before are very appealing. We will just have to wait until this gets off and going a little bit.

The second is called Silk from the Freie Universit├Ąt. Like dbpedia, it is a discovery tool for data. The discovery is the new relationships that are found between data. This is on Google code. But again, this is very much for the techie to play around with.

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Tim Berners-Lee on Linked Data

Linked data is a hot topic today. However, it is much more than just using hyperlinks in a web document. It is rather data linked throughout the web. Instead of just clicking on a hyperlink to one other link, you click on a link to links. This is possible thanks to relating data together instead of just documents.

See more by watching Tim Berners-Lee on linked data at TED filed Feb. 2009: the next open Web of linked data.

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