is a common data markup schema, pushed by large search engine providers such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. To date, a few hundred thousand web site providers adopt annotations embedded in their web pages via microdata. Profiling this data reveals interesting insights in the ways a schema is used (and also misused) on a large scale. Furthermore, adding a temporal dimension to the analysis can make the interaction between the adoption and the evolution of the standard visible. Lessons learned from that endeavor can be transferred to the Linked Open Data community. Also available as PDF:

Keywords:, Semantic annotation, Microdata, Linked Open Data, Linked Data principles, RDFa
Author: Paulheim, Heiko
Date created: 2015-07-15 04:00:00.000
Time required: P50M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: generalPublic
Interactivity type: expositive

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