RWTH Aachen University
If non-technical end users are to contribute to the Web of data as they have to the Web of documents, they must employ tools that enable them to do so. This challenge is not easy to meet, as formal knowledge representation is a daunting task for the uninitiated. Indeed, the authors have empirically observed that expressing anything but the most straightforward of facts in RDF (Resource Description Framework)-compatible format is extremely difficult for newcomers to do reliably. This paper reports on a controlled experiment in which novices attempted to use a prototype linked data interface to both find and encode bits of everyday knowledge.