Sunday, 31 of August of 2014

Challenges Of Linked Open Data

floating-flowers

Eye candy by Eric

With great interest I read the Spring/Summer issue of Information Standards Quarterly where there were a number of articles pertaining to linked open data in cultural heritage institutions. Of particular interest to me where the various loosely enumerated challenges of linked open data. Some of them included:

  • the apparent Tower Of Babel when it comes to vocabularies used to describe content
  • dirty, inconsistent, or wide varieties of data integrity
  • persistent URIs
  • the “chicken & egg” problem of why linked data if there is no killer application

I’m not exactly sure how these things can be resolved. I’m still pondering.


Eric Lease Morgan


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