Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

I've published a blog post entitled 'There's Money in Linked Data'. 
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| We just finished a piece indicating serious legal issues regarding the
| commercialization of Linked Data - this may be of general interest,
| hence the post. We hope to stimulate discussions on this issue (hence
| the provokative title).

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| Abstract.
| Linked Data (LD) has been an active research area for more than 6 years
| and many aspects about publishing, retrieving, linking, and cleaning
| Linked Data have been investigated. There seems to be a broad and
| general agreement that in principle LD datasets can be very useful for
| solving a wide variety of problems ranging from practical industrial
| analytics to highly specific research problems. Having these notions in
| mind, we started exploring the use of notable LD datasets such as
| DBpedia, Freebase, Geonames and others for a commercial application.
| However, it turns out that using these datasets in realistic settings is
| not always easy. Surprisingly, in many cases the underlying issues are
| not technical but legal barriers erected by the LD data publishers. In
| this paper we argue that these barriers are often not justified,
| detrimental to both data publishers and users, and are often built
| without much consideration of their consequences.

| Authors:
| Prateek Jain, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz, Chitra Venkatramani

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| Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
| Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
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Received on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 10:09:38 UTC