Practical P-P-P-Problems with Linked Data AI3:::Adaptive Information. AI3:::Adaptive Information
Dealing with the Four Ps to Broaden Actual Use
We have to again thank Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch — as well as all of the authors and publishers oflinked open datasets — for the recent update to the linked data cloud diagram. Not only have we seen admirable growth since the last update of the diagram one year ago, but the datasets themselves are now being registered and updated with standard metadata on theCKAN service. Our ownUMBEL dataset of reference subject concepts isone of those listed.
Growth and the Linked Data Cloud
The linked open data (LOD) “cloud” diagram and its supporting statistics and archived versions are also being maintained on thehttp:lod-cloud.net site. This resource, plus the CKAN site and thelinked data site maintained by Tom Heath, provide really excellent starting points for those interested in learning more about linked open data. (Structured Dynamics also provides its own FAQ sheet with specific reference tolinked data in the enterprise, including both open and proprietary data.)
As an approach deserving its own name, the practice of linked data is about three years old. The datasets now registered as contributing to this cloud are shown by this diagram, last updated about a week ago: