This tag is associated with 7 posts

Linked Data – the best of two worlds

On the one hand you have structured data sources such as relational DB, NoSQL datastores or OODBs and the like that allow you to query and manipulate data in a structured way. This typically involves schemata (either upfront with RDB or sort of dynamically with NoSQL that defines the data layout and the types of … Continue reading

JSON, HTTP and data links

In late 2011, Mark Nottingham, whom I very much admire on a personal and professional level, posted ‘Linking in JSON‘ which triggered quite some discussion (see the comments there). Back then already I sensed that the community at large is ready for the next aspect of the Web. A scalable, machine-targeted way to realise a … Continue reading

From CSV data on the Web to CSV data in the Web

In our daily work with Government data such as statistics, geographical data, etc. we often deal with Comma-Separated Values (CSV) files. Now, they are really handy as they are easy to produce and to consume: almost any language and platform I came across so far has some support for parsing CSV files and I can … Continue reading

Toying around with Riak for Linked Data

So I stumbled upon Rob Vesse’s tweet the other day, where he said he was about to use MongoDB for storing RDF. A week earlier I watched a nice video about links and link walking in Riak, “a Dynamo-inspired key/value store that scales predictably and easily” (see also the Wiki doc). Now, I was wondering … Continue reading

Web of Data Access Control Discovery via HTTP Link: header

Yesterday, TimBL talked about Distributed Social Networking Through Socially Aware Cloud Storage during the W3C Social Web XG meeting. I’m not going to discuss the huge potential strategic impact of this, but rather focus on a certain ‘technical’ detail that caught my attention. In his (related) design note Socially Aware Cloud Storage, he writes: Access … Continue reading

Linked Open Data Caching – Update

I recently wrote about caching support in the Linked Open Data here and got nice feedback (and questions ;) from dataset publisher. In a follow-up mail exchange, Mark Nottingham was to kind to provide me with two very valuable resources I’d like to share with you: The Resource Expert Droid (redbot), http://redbot.org/, a tool that … Continue reading

Linked Open Data Caching – Establishing a Baseline with HTTP

The other day I was pondering on Linked Open Data Source Dynamics and as a starting point I wanted to learn more about the caching characteristics of LOD data sources. Now, in order to establish a baseline, one should have a look at what HTTP, one of the pillars of Linked Data, offers (see also … Continue reading



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,150 other followers