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Webinar: Linked Data Fragments: Querying multiple Linked Data sources on the Web

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Join Ruben Verborgh, researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University, for a DCMI/ASIST joint webinar on the Linked Data Fragments family of technologies. The dream of Linked Data: if we just get our data online, the promised Semantic Web will eventually rise. Everybody will be able to query our data with minimal effort. We will be able to integrate data from multiple sources on the fly. Everything will just work and data will flow freely ever after. Well, that hasn't really happen yet. Even though we published billions of triples on the Web, there are few places that reliably let us execute queries over them. Integration is still very limited. This webinar introduces you to the Linked Data Fragments family of technologies, which take a much more pragmatic view of the Web of Data. Whereas one of the main problems with the Semantic Web is currently the high publication cost of data (with unknown return), Linked Data Fragments proposes shifting the complexity of querying from the server to the client. This makes publishing Linked Data affordable and realistic on the Web. For additional information about the webinar and to register, visit the DCMI Webinars homepage at