SameAs Networks and Beyond: Analyzing Deployment Status and Implications of owl:sameAs in Linked Data

Presented at: 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010)

by Li Ding, Joshua Shinavier, Zhenning Shangguan, Deborah L. Mcguinness


Millions of owl:sameAs statements have been published on the Web of Data. Due to its unique role and heavy usage in Linked Data integration, owl:sameAs has become a topic of increasing interest and debate. This paper provides a quantitative analysis of owl:sameAs deployment status and uses these statistics to focus discussion around its usage in Linked Data.

Keywords: linked data, network, owl:sameas, semantic web

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