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Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data

Results of the LOD2 Project

  • Provides an overview on some key aspects of the emerging field of Linked Data

  • Describes a diverse number of research, technology and application advances and refers the reader to further detailed technical information in the project deliverables and original publications

  • Includes use cases, describing applications of the project results in the publishing, linked enterprise data and open government data realms

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, volume 8661)

Part of the book sub series: Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI (LNISA)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction to LOD2

    • Sören Auer
    Pages 1-17Open Access
  3. Technology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Advances in Large-Scale RDF Data Management

      • Peter Boncz, Orri Erling, Minh-Duc Pham
      Pages 21-44Open Access
    3. Knowledge Base Creation, Enrichment and Repair

      • Sebastian Hellmann, Volha Bryl, Lorenz Bühmann, Milan Dojchinovski, Dimitris Kontokostas, Jens Lehmann et al.
      Pages 45-69Open Access
    4. Interlinking and Knowledge Fusion

      • Volha Bryl, Christian Bizer, Robert Isele, Mateja Verlic, Soon Gill Hong, Sammy Jang et al.
      Pages 70-89Open Access
    5. Facilitating the Exploration and Visualization of Linked Data

      • Christian Mader, Michael Martin, Claus Stadler
      Pages 90-107Open Access
    6. Supporting the Linked Data Life Cycle Using an Integrated Tool Stack

      • Bert Van Nuffelen, Valentina Janev, Michael Martin, Vuk Mijovic, Sebastian Tramp
      Pages 108-129Open Access
  4. Use Cases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. LOD2 for Media and Publishing

      • Christian Dirschl, Tassilo Pellegrini, Helmut Nagy, Katja Eck, Bert Van Nuffelen, Ivan Ermilov
      Pages 133-154Open Access
    3. Building Enterprise Ready Applications Using Linked Open Data

      • Amar-Djalil Mezaour, Bert Van Nuffelen, Christian Blaschke
      Pages 155-174Open Access
    4. Lifting Open Data Portals to the Data Web

      • Sander van der Waal, Krzysztof Węcel, Ivan Ermilov, Valentina Janev, Uroš Milošević, Mark Wainwright
      Pages 175-195Open Access
    5. Linked Open Data for Public Procurement

      • Vojtěch Svátek, Jindřich Mynarz, Krzysztof Węcel, Jakub Klímek, Tomáš Knap, Martin Nečaský
      Pages 196-213Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 215-215

About this book

Linked Open Data (LOD) is a pragmatic approach for realizing the Semantic Web vision of making the Web a global, distributed, semantics-based information system. This book presents an overview on the results of the research project “LOD2 -- Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data”. LOD2 is a large-scale integrating project co-funded by the European Commission within the FP7 Information and Communication Technologies Work Program. Commencing in September 2010, this 4-year project comprised leading Linked Open Data research groups, companies, and service providers from across 11 European countries and South Korea. The aim of this project was to advance the state-of-the-art in research and development in four key areas relevant for Linked Data, namely 1. RDF data management; 2. the extraction, creation, and enrichment of structured RDF data; 3. the interlinking and fusion of Linked Data from different sources and 4. the authoring, exploration and visualization of Linked Data.


  • DBpedia
  • LOD
  • RDF
  • data authoring
  • data enrichment
  • data exploration
  • data extraction
  • data integration
  • data interlinking
  • data management systems
  • data quality
  • data visualization
  • information systems
  • knowledge fusion
  • large-scale RDF data management
  • linked data for mdeia publishing
  • linked enterprise data
  • linked open data
  • linked open data applications
  • open government data
  • resource description framework
  • semantic Web

Editors and Affiliations

  • Inst. f. Informatik III, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany

    Sören Auer

  • University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

    Volha Bryl

  • University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

    Sebastian Tramp

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Linked Open Data -- Creating Knowledge Out of Interlinked Data

  • Book Subtitle: Results of the LOD2 Project

  • Editors: Sören Auer, Volha Bryl, Sebastian Tramp

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-09845-6Published: 15 August 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-09846-3Published: 31 July 2014

  • Series ISSN: 0302-9743

  • Series E-ISSN: 1611-3349

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 215

  • Number of Illustrations: 73 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Database Management, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Communication Networks

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 72.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)