is simply hypermedia-based structured data.
Linked Data offers everyone a Web-scale,
Enterprise-grade mechanism for platform-independent creation,
curation, access, and integration of data.
The fundamental steps to creating Linked Data are as
Choose a Name Reference Mechanism — i.e., URIs.
Choose a Data Model with which to Structure your Data —
minimally, you need a model which clearly distinguishes
Subjects (also known as Entities)
Subject Attributes (also known as Entity Attributes), and
Attribute Values (also known as Subject Attribute
Values or Entity Attribute Values).
Choose one or more Data Representation Syntaxes (also
called Markup Languages or Data Formats) to use when
creating Resources with Content based on your chosen
Data Model. Some Syntaxes in common use today are
HTML+RDFa, N3, Turtle, RDF/XML, TriX, XRDS, GData, and OData; there are many others.
Choose a URI Scheme that facilitates binding
Referenced Names to the Resources which will carry
your Content -- your Structured Data.
Create Structured Data by using your chosen Name
Reference Mechanism, your chosen Data Model, and your
chosen Data Representation Syntax, as follows:
- Identify Subject(s) using Resolvable URI(s).
- Identify Subject Attribute(s) using Resolvable
- Assign Attribute Values to Subject Attributes.
These Values may be either Literals (e.g., STRINGs,
BLOBs) or Resolvable URIs.
You can create Linked Data (hypermedia-based data
representations) Resources from or for many things. Examples
include: personal profiles, calendars, address books, blogs, photo
albums; there are many, many more.
Hypermedia Types -- evolving information portal covering different
aspects of Hypermedia resource types
URIBurner -- service that generates Linked
Data from a plethora of heterogeneous data sources
Linked Data Meme -- TimbL design issues note about Linked
Data 3.0 Manifesto -- note about format
agnostic Linked Data
DBpedia -- large Linked Data Hub
Linked Open Data Cloud -- collection of
Linked Data Spaces
Linked Open Commerce Cloud -- commerce
(clicks & mortar and/or clicks & clicks) oriented Linked Data Space
Cloud Cache -- massive Linked Data Space hosting most of the
LOD Cloud Datasets
Initiative -- EU Co-Funded Project to develop global knowledge space from LOD