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Linked Data - Welcome to the Data Network
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 70-73
Tom Heath, Talis

History is full of examples of networks whose emergence has been both the cause and effect of fundamental changes in technology and society. The need to exchange and integrate data, coupled with the availability of the Web as a generic infrastructure, has led to the emergence of a new network of linked data.

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Index Terms:
Linked Data, Semantic Web, data integration, World Wide Web
Tom Heath, "Linked Data - Welcome to the Data Network," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 70-73, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.153
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