The State of Linked Data in 2010, by Richard MacManus, Read Write Web (March 31, 2010).
… Linked Data is data that has been marked up using Semantic Web technologies such as RDF (Resource Description Framework) or RDFa (a simpler variation). Minus the acronyms, Linked Data is simply structured data.
However one of the reasons the Semantic Web hasn’t yet been widely adopted, at least commercially, is that it’s often difficult or time consuming to mark up data semantically. RDF in particular has a reputation for being painful to code. With that in mind, the past year has been as much about prompting governments and organizations to put their data up on the Web in whatever form they can….
The most high profile usage of Linked Data over the past year has come from two governments: the United States and United Kingdom.
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