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A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web by James Powell

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Understanding Linked Data

As a graph representation of information, the Semantic Web is subjected to “the network effect” which is the result of users publishing and linking their triples to other triples. The Semantic Web defines several principles that enable Linked Data the RDF model, which is a graph segment, the IRI which uniquely defines a thing, the use of shared ontologies, and the ability to link out to other RDF triples. Linked Open Data refers to the worldwide collection of published and interconnected RDF graphs. This chapter explains the idea of Linked Data and illustrates the mechanisms that enable it. It looks at a few technologies that facilitate the discovery of Linked Data sets and the entities they describe. It provides a ...

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