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Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

From: Marco Neumann <marco.neumann@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 05:37:20 -0400
Message-ID: <CABWJn4TdWFQvvk2P7jmKBq7=ScS8aTFLxL-KX8AJyKVzkMpFCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pascal Hitzler <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
You aptly name the report nomoneylod.**pdf you should do so in the title of
the report and in this post as well.

There certainly is money in linked data.


On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Pascal Hitzler

> 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).
> Available from
> http://knoesis.wright.edu/**faculty/pascal/pub/nomoneylod.**pdf<http://knoesis.wright.edu/faculty/pascal/pub/nomoneylod.pdf>
> 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
> --
> Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
> Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
> pascal@pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
> Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.**org<http://www.semantic-web-book.org>
> Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-**journal.net<http://www.semantic-web-journal.net>


Marco Neumann
Received on Saturday, 18 May 2013 09:39:12 UTC

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