This blog post argues that is is not enough just to publish one's Linked Data datasets according to a set of best practices, it is also necessary to make sure that the vocabulary the dataset uses, including its RDF Schema and OWL classes and properties, are also published according to community-accepted standards. Just because datasets share the common RDF data model, there is no guarantee that others can reliably make sense of their semantics in the absence of such standards. To solve this problem, the author suggests his own 5-Star rating system for Linked Data vocabularies.

Keywords: Vocabulary, HTTP URIs
Author: Vatant, Bernard
Date created: 2012-02-10 05:00:00.000
Time required: P10M
Educational use: professionalDevelopment
Educational audience: professional
Interactivity type: expositive

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