SameAs Networks and Beyond: Analyzing Deployment Status and Implications of owl:sameAs in Linked Data

  • Li Ding
  • Joshua Shinavier
  • Zhenning Shangguan
  • Deborah L. McGuinness
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6496)


Millions of owl:sameAs statements have been published on the Web of Data. Due to its unique role and heavy usage in Linked Data integration, owl:sameAs has become a topic of increasing interest and debate. This paper provides a quantitative analysis of owl:sameAs deployment status and uses these statistics to focus discussion around its usage in Linked Data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Ding
    • 1
  • Joshua Shinavier
    • 1
  • Zhenning Shangguan
    • 1
  • Deborah L. McGuinness
    • 1
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTetherless World ConstellationUSA

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