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Joining the Linked Data Cloud in a Cost-Effective Manner

by Seth van Hooland, Ruben Verborgh, and Rik Van de Walle

Linked Data hold the promise to derive additional value from existing data throughout different sectors, but practitioners currently lack a straightforward methodology and the tools to experiment with Linked Data. This article gives a pragmatic overview of how general purpose Interactive Data Transformation tools (IDTs) can be used to perform the two essential steps to bring data into the Linked Data cloud: data cleaning and reconciliation. These steps are explained with the help of freely available data (Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York) and tools (Google Refine), making the process repeatable and understandable for practitioners.

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Published in 2012 in Information Standards Quarterly.

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@article{vanhooland_isq_2012,
  title = {Joining the {Linked Data Cloud} in a Cost-Effective Manner},
  author = {van Hooland, Seth and Verborgh, Ruben and Van de Walle, Rik},
  journal = {Information Standards Quarterly},
  publisher = {National Information Standards Organization},
  address = {Baltimore, Maryland},
  volume = 22,
  number = 2,
  month = sep,
  year = 2012,
  issn = {1041-0031},
  doi = {10.3789/isqv23n4.2011.04},
  pages = {24--28},
  url = {http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/9423/IP_VanHooland-etal_%20LD-Cloud_isqv24no2-3.pdf},
}

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S. van Hooland, R. Verborgh, and R. Van de Walle, “Joining the Linked Data Cloud in a Cost-Effective Manner,” Information Standards Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 24–28, Sep. 2012.
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Seth van Hooland, Ruben Verborgh, and Rik Van de Walle. 2012. Joining the Linked Data Cloud in a Cost-Effective Manner. Information Standards Quarterly 22, 2 (September 2012), 24–28.
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