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Linked Data Finland: A 7-star Model and Platform for Publishing and Re-using Linked Datasets

  • Eero HyvönenEmail author
  • Jouni Tuominen
  • Miika Alonen
  • Eetu Mäkelä
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8798)

Abstract

The idea of Linked Data is to aggregate, harmonize, integrate, enrich, and publish data for re-use on the Web in a cost-efficient way using Semantic Web technologies. We concern two major hindrances for re-using Linked Data: It is often difficult for a re-user to (1) understand the characteristics of the dataset and (2) evaluate the quality the data for the intended purpose. This paper introduces the “Linked Data Finland” platform LDF.fi addressing these issues. We extend the famous 5-star model of Tim Berners-Lee, with the sixth star for providing the dataset with a schema that explains the dataset, and the seventh star for validating the data against the schema. LDF.fi also automates data publishing and provides data curation tools. The first prototype of the platform is available on the web as a service, hosting tens of datasets and supporting several applications.

Keywords

Link Data SPARQL Query Link Open Data Metadata Schema SPARQL Endpoint 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. 1.
    Alonen, M., Kauppinen, T., Hyvönen, E.: Vocab.at - automatic linked data documentation and vocabulary usage analysis, manuscript (2013). http://www.seco.tkk.fi/publications/submitted/alonen-et-al-vocab.pdf
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    Heath, T., Bizer, C.: Linked Data Evolving the Web into a Global Data Space, 1st edn. Morgan & Claypool, Palo Alto (2011). http://linkeddatabook.com/editions/1.0/ Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eero Hyvönen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jouni Tuominen
    • 1
  • Miika Alonen
    • 1
  • Eetu Mäkelä
    • 1
  1. 1.Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo), Department of Media TechnologyAalto UniversityEspooFinland

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