From Research to Business: The Web of Linked Data

  • Irene Celino
  • Emanuele Della Valle
  • Dario Cerizza
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 37)


The last decade of research in the Web field gave a great importance to the studies about the Semantic Web. The idea of a Web of Data is now becoming more and more popular also outside of the pure scientific community. The idea of linked data is thus gaining ground and demonstrating its advantages and its opportunities in the business world. Still a lot of research is there to come.

In this paper, we discuss the need for linked data technologies, we illustrate two case studies from European research projects and we examine the opportunities from the business and the technological point of view.


linked data Semantic Web Web of Data Service Web Reasoning Web Urban Computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Celino
    • 1
  • Emanuele Della Valle
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dario Cerizza
    • 1
  1. 1.CEFRIEL – ICT Institute, Politecnico of MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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