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Now that we’ve published nearly 10,000 of our tags as Linked Open Data , you’re probably wondering what kind of cool applications you can build with this data. To help you get started (and since linked data applications are a little different from your average Web application), we thought we’d provide a sample application and detailed information about how we built it. Our sample application, “ Who Went Where ,” lets you explore recent Times coverage of the alumni of a specified college or university. The Who Went Where application (click for larger image) You can find the application here and beautified source code here .
This post originally appeared on Talis Consulting Blog . Following on from the post I put up last talking about Linked Data training , I got asked what people find hard when learning about Linked Data for the first time. Delivering our training has given us a unique insight into that, across different roles, backgrounds and organisations — in several countries. We’ve taught hundreds of people in all. It’s definitely true that people find Linked Data hard, but the learning curve is not really steep compared with other technologies. The main problem is there are a few steps along the way, certain things you have to grasp to be successful with this stuff.
At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED U in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up. (Recorded at TED University 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: ... Design Who else is watching TEDTalks?
From W3C Wiki LinkedData is to spreadsheets and databases what the Web of hypertext documents is to word processor files. Use URIs as names for things Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information.
The Tabulator project is a generic data browser and editor. Using outline and table modes, it provides a way to browse RDF data on the web. RDF is the standard for inter-application data exchange. You can use it in two ways As a Firefox Add-on