RWTH Aachen University
Ranking of universities represents a complex endeavor which involves gathering, weighting, and analyzing diverse data. Emerging semantic technologies enable the Web of data, a giant graph of interconnected information resources, also known as linked data. A recent community effort, linking open data project, offers the possibility of accessing a large number of semantically described and linked concepts in various domains. In this paper, the authors propose a novel approach to take advantage of this structured data in the domain of universities to develop proxy measures of their relative standing for ranking purposes.