Recently we looked atthe state of Linked Data in 2010, noting developments such asgovernments putting public data online and Thomson Reuters putting structure around commercial data usingOpenCalais. In a follow-up post, we explained the distinction betweenLinked Data, Open Data and the Semantic Web.
Georgi Kobilarov, who runs a Linked Data startup from Germany calledUberblic Labs, recently issuedan interesting challenge on his blog. He asked: if we had a Web of Data, what would you build? Not to steal Georgi’s thunder, but we think this is a great question to put to ReadWriteWeb readers too.
Here’s Georgi’s idea:
“If we had a Web of Data, I would built an application for painless travel planning. It would integrate flight plans, train timetables, bus routes, car rental offers, etc. And the user would be able to just say: I want to go from A to B: Find me the best/cheapest/fastest routes. […] With a Web of Data, an application could do all that combining for me, the same way flight booking sites do that today for just flights.”
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