Linked Data Interfaces for Non-expert Users

  • Patrick Hoefler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7882)


Linked Data has become an essential part of the Semantic Web. A lot of Linked Data is already available in the Linked Open Data cloud, which keeps growing due to an influx of new data from research and open government activities. However, it is still quite difficult to access this wealth of semantically enriched data directly without having in-depth knowledge about SPARQL and related semantic technologies. The presented dissertation explores Linked Data interfaces for non-expert users, especially keyword search as an entry point and tabular interfaces for filtering and exploration. It also looks at the value chain surrounding Linked Data and the possibilities that open up when people without a background in computer science can easily access Linked Data.


linked data interfaces semantic web sparql rdf 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Hoefler
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  1. 1.Know-CenterGrazAustria

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