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.
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Written by Web developers for web developers
A step-by-step, hands-on guide to using Linked Data
Shows how to utilize the power of tomorrow's Web today
Written for Web developers by Web developers, this book requires no previous exposure to Linked Data technologies.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
The launch of Schema.org in June 2011 by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! and the publication of Linked Data by retailers such as Best Buy, Sears and Volkswagen brought Linked Data into the mainstream. 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.
AUTHOR BIO David Wood architected the first large-scale RDF database (http://mulgara.org), re-architected the Persistent URL service (http://purl.org, http://purlz.org) to support Linked Data, and co-founded the Callimachus Project (http://callimachusproject.org). He is co-chair of the World Wide Web Consortium's RDF Working Group (http://w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/). 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 (http://callimachusproject.org). 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.
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