Linked Data Glossary
The Linked Data Glossary is a collection of terms specific to the linked data community
Feel free to send me terms you want to see explained/defined here.
- Dog Food
Refers to practicing what you preach, that is applying the things you sell to other people in your own domain.
- Deref (also dereference)
To perform an HTTP GET on a given URI. See also DBpedia:dereference
- Linked Data principles
- See http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
Produce a dynamic data set by joining across disparate structured data sources, typically RDF-based, on-the-fly.
- Mint (a URI)
The process to assign a unique global identifier (that is, a URI, in the linked data context a HTTP URI) to a thing. See also What Are URIs?
- Snake Oil
- Reverse of dog food. Stems from a heavily discussed post claiming some Semantic Web proponents not walking their talk.
- Merge differently sourced data into a single data set, for example based on an IFP (Inverse Functional Property) such as foaf:homepage, treating any asserted correspondences as accurate, and all statements from all source data sets as true. Some records may be dropped, with one owl:sameAs value becoming the Subject (?s) for all statements, for example. This is distinct from an "inference-based" merge which retains distinct data sets, and allows for different levels of trust for different source data sets, among other nuances.