Understanding Linked Open Data as a Web-Scale Database
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Source:International Conference on Advances in Databases, Knowledge, and Data Applications (DBKDA) (2010)
Keywords:Linked data; Web-scale database; applications
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 accep- tance 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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