Understanding linked open data as a web-scale database

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While Linked Open Data (LOD) has gained much attention in the recent years, requirements and the challenges concerning its usage from a database perspective are lacking. We argue that such a perspective is crucial for increasing acceptance of LOD. In this paper, we compare the characteristics and constraints of relational databases with LOD, trying to understand the latter as a Web-scale database. We propose LOD-specific requirements beyond the established database rules and highlight research challenges, aiming to combine future efforts of the database research community and the Linked Data research community in this area.

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Hausenblas, M., & Karnstedt, M. (2010). Understanding linked open data as a web-scale database. In 2nd International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications, DBKDA 2010 (pp. 56–61). https://doi.org/10.1109/DBKDA.2010.23

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