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A More Decentralized Vision for Linked Data

Polleres, Axel and Kamdar, Maulik R. and Fernandez Garcia, Javier David and Tudorache, Tania and Musen, Mark A. (2018) A More Decentralized Vision for Linked Data. Working Papers on Information Systems, Information Business and Operations, 02/2018. Department für Informationsverarbeitung und Prozessmanagement, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna. ISSN 2518-6809

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In this deliberately provocative position paper, we claim that ten years into Linked Data there are still (too?) many unresolved challenges towards arriving at a truly machine-readable and decentralized Web of data. We take a deeper look at the biomedical domain - currently, one of the most promising "adopters" of Linked Data - if we believe the ever-present "LOD cloud" diagram. Herein, we try to highlight and exemplify key technical and non-technical challenges to the success of LOD, and we outline potential solution strategies. We hope that this paper will serve as a discussion basis for a fresh start towards more actionable, truly decentralized Linked Data, and as a call to the community to join forces.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Linked Data; Web of Data; Decentralization; Biomedical Data
Depositing User: Axel Polleres
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 09:47
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6371


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