Philipp Cimiano
From Linked Data to Linked Science

The Linked Data paradigm has gained momentum in recent years, leading to the publication of large amounts of data following the Linked Data principles put forth by Tim Berners-Lee (http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html). The linked data paradigm is particularly suited to create a Web of research data in which research data is publicly available and inter-linked, thus fostering the reuse of data by other parties.

However, scientific data resulting from scientific experiments is so far underrepresented in the Web of Linked Data. In this talk, we will discuss the potential benefits of building an ecosystem of linked scientific data. Further, we present two uses in the natural sciences - one in biology and one in chemistry - that are guiding us towards the establishment of a methodology and a set of guidelines to be followed when publishing experimental research data as Linked Data.

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