About this Book

Linked Data is a set of techniques to represent and connect structured data on the Web. This book shows you how to access, create, and use Linked Data. Linked Data has one amazing property: it can be easily combined with other Linked Data to form new knowledge.

Linked Data makes the World Wide Web into a global database that we call the Web of Data. Developers can query Linked Data using a query language called SPARQL from multiple sources at once and combine those results dynamically, something difficult or impossible to do with traditional data-management technologies. The examples in this book are intentionally drawn from public sources, but the techniques illustrated can just as easily be used with private data. You may be ...

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