Date Added: May 2011
In representing the shared view of all the people involved, building a Knowledge Organization System (KOS) from scratch is extremely costly, and it is therefore fundamental to reuse existing resources. This can be done by progressively extending the KOS with knowledge coming from similar KOS and by promoting interoperability among them. The linked data initiative is indeed fostering people to share and integrate their datasets into a giant network of interconnected resources. This enables different applications to interoperate and share their data.