Towards a Commercial Adoption of Linked Open Data for Online Content Providers

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Wolfgang Halb W., Stocker A., Mayer H., Mülner H., Ademi I.

Graz, Austria 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems (I-SEMANTICS 2010), 6/2010


Descriptive case studies for a successful commercial adoption of Linked  Data are still rare. Little has been said by the Linked Data community concerning the business potential of Linked Data and the challenges lying ahead for all enterprises, intending to use Linked Data in their professional production environments. Motivated from this lack of research and driven by the requirements of commercial content providers, we present a first version of our prototype, aiming to support professional online editors in producing valuable online content, enriched with (multimedia) information from Linked Data sources. We also include a preliminary evaluation of our prototype and a comparison of the prototype against other systems for semantic content enrichement. Though presenting ongoing research, this paper contributes to the current discussion on business aspects related to the provision or consumption of Linked Data.