Linked Data

Linked Data is an optional feature that can help to enrich internal taxonomies by linking them to external data sources that contain additional descriptive properties and relationships.

Linked Data (LD), or Linked Open Data (LOD) is a W3C standard that allows systems to expose, share, and combine information that may be found in multiple locations and curated by different publishers. The Linked Data format uses URIs and RDF to allow one to search, view, and link to this information using the SPARQL query language.

Synaptica’s Linked Data Manager allows concepts in the Synaptica KMS taxonomy management system to be linked to equivalent concepts and their properties (attributes) in external Linked Data sources, and for information from those external sources to be ingested and appended to locally stored data.

Following are two example use-cases:

If you manage a taxonomy of public figures, you might be missing certain biographical details such as age, birthplace, or job title. By mapping your record for an individual to the equivalent entity in a Linked Data source, such as DBpedia, you may be able to identify the missing biographical properties and use them to augment the information that you already have.

If you manage a taxonomy of geographic entities, you might already have country and city names, but be missing additional details such as geographic coordinates. By mapping your entities to a Linked Data source, such as GeoNames, you are able to augment your knowledge assets with latitude and longitude, links to broader and narrower geospatial entities, and even retrieve maps, satellite imagery, and other related data.

The Linked Data Manager is available as an optional, add-on feature to the Synaptica KMS and Graphite systems. Contact us for more information about this feature and a demonstration of how it operates today!