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About this Book
The current Web is mostly a collection of linked documents useful for human consumption. The evolving Web includes data collections that may be identified and linked so that they can be consumed by automated processes. The W3C approach to this is Linked Data and it is already used by Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, and government agencies worldwide.
Written to be immediately useful to Web developers, this book requires no previous exposure to Linked Data or Semantic Web technologies.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
- Finding and consuming Linked Data
- Using Linked Data in your applications
- Building Linked Data applications using standard Web techniques
About the Authors
David Wood is co-chair of the W3C's RDF Working Group. Marsha Zaidman served as CS chair at University of Mary Washington. Luke Ruth is a Linked Data developer on the Callimachus Project. Michael Hausenblas led the Linked Data Research Centre.
Table of Contents
PART 1 THE LINKED DATA WEB
- Introducing Linked Data
- RDF: the data model for Linked
- Consuming Linked Data
PART 2 TAMING LINKED DATA
- Creating Linked Data with
- SPARQL—querying the Linked
PART 3 LINKED DATA IN THE WILD
- Enhancing results from search
- RDF database fundamentals
PART 4 PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER
- Callimachus: a Linked Data
- Publishing Linked Data—a recap
- The evolving Web
Linked Data is a standards-driven model for representing structured data on the Web that gives developers, publishers, and information architects a consistent, predictable way to publish, merge and consume data. It's been adopted by many well-known institutions, including Google, Facebook, IBM, Oracle, and government agencies, as well projects such as Drupal and WordPress.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
architected the first large-scale RDF database, re-architected the Persistent URL service to support Linked Data, and co-founded the Callimachus Project. He is also the co-chair of the World Wide Web Consortium's RDF Working Group.
Marsha Zaidman is Associate Professor Emerita of Computer Science at the University of Mary Washington, where she served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 1997 to 2009.
Luke Ruth is a Linked Data developer supporting the Callimachus Project.
Michael Hausenblas leads the Linked Data Research Centre in Galway, Ireland. He is the project coordinator of the European Commission FP7 Support Action LOD Around-The-Clock (LATC) and other W3C standardization activities.