Linked Data tools: Semantic Web for the masses

Lisa Goddard, Gillian Byrne


Semantic Web technologies have immense potential to transform the Internet into a distributed reasoning machine that will not only execute extremely precise searches, but will also have the ability to analyze the data it finds to create new knowledge. This paper examines the state of Semantic Web (also known as Linked Data) tools and infrastructure, to determine whether semantic technologies are sufficiently mature for non-expert use, and to identify some of the obstacles to global Linked Data implementation.


Web Programming; Semantic Web; Linked Data; Search Engines

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