Linked Data


Berners-Lee, T. (2010). Linked Data. Cambridge: World Wide Web Consortium. Retrieved May 11, 2012 from

Work data:

Type of work: Policy Briefing, Position Paper


e-Government | Information Society | Open Access


★ Available on the web (whatever format) but with an open licence, to be Open Data.

★★ Available as machine-readable structured data (e.g. excel instead of image scan of a table).

★★★ as (2) plus non-proprietary format (e.g. CSV instead of excel).

★★★★ All the above plus, Use open standards from W3C (RDF and SPARQL) to identify things, so that people can point at your stuff.

★★★★★ All the above, plus: Link your data to other people’s data to provide context.