Chapter 1. Introducing Linked Data

This chapter covers

  • An introduction to Linked Data
  • The Linked Data principles
  • Linked Data foundations
  • Anatomy of a Linked Data application

What would you do if your boss told you to produce web pages for 1,500 television and radio programs each day, in multiple languages and character sets, with a staff of a handful of people? What if you needed to publish web content for every band and the songs they record, updated each day? How about web pages for each animal species and its habitat, inclusive of its endangerment status, when your organization doesn’t have that information?

The development team at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) faced all three challenges at once during a period of budget cuts. ...

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