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Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web: From HTML5 Microdata to Linked Open Data by Leslie F. Sikos Ph.D.

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CHAPTER 3

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Linked Open Data

In contracts to the isolated data silos of the conventional Web, the Semantic Web interconnects open data, so that all datasets contribute to a global data integration, connecting data from diverse domains, such as people, companies, books, scientific publications, films, music, reviews, television and radio programs, medicine, statistics, online communities, and scientific data. The union of the structured datasets forms the Linked Open Data Cloud, the decentralized core of the Semantic Web, where software agents can automatically find relationships between entities and make new discoveries. Linked Data browsers allow ...

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