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Ruben Verborgh

The Lonesome LOD Cloud

by Ruben Verborgh

A tremendous amount of machine-interpretable information is available in the Linked Open Data Cloud. Unfortunately, much of this data remains underused as machine clients struggle to use the Web. We believe this can be solved by giving machines interfaces similar to those offered to humans, instead of separate interfaces such as SPARQL endpoints. We discuss the Linked Data Fragments vision on machine access to the Web of Data, and indicate how this impacts usage analysis of the LOD Cloud. A lot can be learned from how humans access the Web, and those strategies can be applied to querying and analysis. In particular, we encourage to focus first on solving queries that humans can answer easily, before attempting more difficult challenges.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the 4th USEWOD Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data.

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@inproceedings{verborgh_usewod_2014,
  title = {The Lonesome {LOD} Cloud},
  author = {Verborgh, Ruben},
  year = 2014,
  month = may,
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 4th USEWOD Workshop on Usage Analysis and the Web of Data},
  url = {http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~bettina.berendt/USEWOD2014/verborgh_usewod2014.pdf},
}

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