Linked Open Data: Discussion

moderator: John Davies, British Telecommunications Plc.
author: Daniel Hladky, Ontos AG
author: Diana Pottecher, Atos Origin
author: Marin Dimitrov, Ontotext Semantic Technology Lab, Sirma Group
author: Jörg Wurzer, iQser AG
author: Sören Auer, Department of Business Information Systems, University of Leipzig
published: Dec. 23, 2010,   recorded: December 2010,   views: 3950

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Linked Data, if it were plotted on a hype curve today, may arguably be best placed at the peak of inflated expectations. Like the Semantic Web before it, it is presented as a solution for every imaginable problem. Like the Semantic Web before it, it will most likely be used successfully in specific cases and fail to get uptake in other domains. Is the expenditure on solutions in e-government justified?

Are there industries losing out by not looking at Linked Data? In this panel, we will explore where the opporunities for Linked Data technology will be found once it passes through the trough of disillusionment and reaches the slope of enlightenment?

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