Linked Data – The Key to the Semantic Web

Updated February 28, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Linked Data is another brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. You may remember him… the unfortunate fellow that thought he had invented something worthwhile, that sadly never quite took off… something called the “World Wide Web”?

Okay, it kinda took off… in a small way. At least the poor fellow found a job… he’s Director of W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). 😉

TimBL makes the critical distinction between documents and data. In a nutshell, documents are things you and I can read, while data is the stuff that can be read by machines, and understood. [Read more…]