Chapter 3. Consuming Linked Data

This chapter covers

  • Thinking the Web way
  • Finding Linked Data on the Web
  • Retrieving Linked Data from web pages
  • Combining Linked Data from multiple sources
  • Displaying basic Linked Data in HTML

The World Wide Web that most of us envision is technically a subset better defined as the Web of Documents (the Classic Web). Another facet of the WWW is the Web of Data. You should think of the Semantic Web as a web of data that can be processed directly and indirectly by machines.

Just as web documents employ hyperlinks to connect to each other, linked datasets establish connections through the use of RDF links between data items in different datasets. Linked Data conforms to a set of principles for publishing structured ...

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