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MeLinDa: An Interlinking Framework for the Web of Data

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Executive Summary

The web of data consists of data published on the web in such a way that they can be interpreted and connected together. It is thus critical to establish links between these data, both for the web of data and for the semantic web that it contributes to feed. The authors consider here the various techniques developed for that purpose and analyze their commonalities and differences. They propose a general framework and show how the diverse techniques fit in the framework. From this framework they consider the relation between data interlinking and ontology matching. Although they can be considered similar at a certain level (they both relate formal entities), they serve different purposes, but would find a mutual benefit at collaborating.

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