Semantic Web technologies facilitate Web data integration in an unprecedented manner. First, they are able to create a global knowledge base out of Web data sets which may have been defined in heterogeneous contexts and published in distributed locations. Second, the links between resources of the different data sets explicitly indicate the relation between the resources. Third, the integration is open: it may be extended and updated (in a non-predefined way) over time by any party. The current Web of Data contains a large amount of interlinked data, but what kind of benefit does the integration provide? and to what extent are the links exploiting Semantic Web technologies? In this talk, I will describe ongoing work on the assessment of available interlinks in the Web of Data.
17.12.2015 - 10:15