Topology of the Web of Data
Chris Bizer, one of PlanetData NoE partner, was invited to the 2ND International Workshop on Linked Web Data Management (LWDM 2012) as the keynote speaker. At this workshop he delivered an overview of the topology and content of the Web of Data. He discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques that are used to publish structured data on the Web and will compare the uptake of these techniques within different application domains. The talk is a published paper titled Topology of the Web of Data, which is Book Chapter in De Virgilio, Guerra,Yannis (Eds.): Semantic Search over the Web, Springer, 2012.
Over the last years, an increasing number of web sites have started to embed structured data into HTML documents as well as to publish structured data directly on the Web according to the Linked Data principles. This trend has led to the extension of the Web with a global data space – the Web of Data. As the classic document Web, the Web of Data covers a wide variety of topics ranging from data describing people, organizations and events, over products and reviews to statistical data provided by governments as well as research data from various scientific disciplines.