Chris Bizer talks about the commercial opportunities of linked data
In a recent interview Prof. Chris Bizer from FU Berlin gave some insights into the commercial opportunities of linked data. In the short run he predicts three application areas:
I think we will see a growing number of applications that use data from the public Web as background knowledge to offer better search capabilities and to augment local content with additional content from the Web of Data.
Beside of the classic search engines, there might also be market opportunities for new search engines that specialize on Linked Data. […] This will allow them to sell access to cleaned views on the Data Web and to become central components within Linked Data applications.
Within the corporate market, there is interest in using Linked Data as a lightweight, pay-as-you-go data integration technology.
Additionally Chris comments on the latest developments in the area of triple stores and D2RQ, and the necessity for more privacy awareness and information accountability in an increasingly interlinked world.
Read the full interview on our homepage.