So, coming back to the title of this post: do we have a Linked Data research agenda? The answer is a clear: it depends😉
Looking at the ‘Topics of Interest’ of this year’s Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2010) workshop at WWW2010, and contrasting it with the TOP10 list we produced a year ago, my impression is that (at least in the next couple of months) we should focus on the following topics:
- Interlinking algorithms (beside entity-identity-focused frameworks such as Silk, there is not much there, anyway)
- Provenance & Trust – I see potential outreach possibilities through W3C’s Provenance Incubator, however, lots of legwork to be done, still. Web of Trust? Anyone?
- Dataset Dynamics (alternative/related keywords: change sets, logs, history, temporal tracking of datasets)
What do you see upcoming? What are important issues to be resolved in the Linked Data world (both from a research perspective and concerning open development tasks)?