A Case Study on Linked Data Generation and Consumption

Jianqiang Li, Yu Zhao
2008 The Web Conference  
The availability of large amounts of interlinked semantic data is a fundamental prerequisite of the Semantic Web. At present, almost all the usable ontological data is built manually or by directly transforming certain (semi-)structured data sources into certain formats of semantic data. To solve the "isolated data island" problem of the Semantic Web caused by this situation, the Linking Open Data initiative was launched to unite these machine readable datasets as a Web of Data. In this paper,
more » ... n alternative method to make a contribution to this trend is proposed. By extracting the linked data from the existing Web of Documents in an automatic way, the inherent statements implied by the hyperlinks can be made available on the Web. This realizes the maximized reuse of the current Web (In most cases, the current Web is rendered as Web of Documents) and provides a bridge between the Web of Documents and the Web of Data. An experimental study utilizing the resultant linked data for Small Web search is introduced, in which the ontological information about the webpages serves as the metadata and this provides the potential to enhance the web search quality. The results of this study show that, compared with the existing solutions, the precision of Small Web search is significantly improved.
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