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Earlier this week The Semantic Web Blog took a look at a new service, Publish My Data, that’s aimed at helping U.K. governmental and quasi-governmental agencies climb aboard the Linked Data train.
Continuing that line of thought, there are some other opportunities emerging for public and private institutions to get some help in getting in on the fun. The more opportunities to grow buy-in for Linked Data, the better.
“Data is of course at the basis of our open and modern scientific community,” Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, and Transparency and Open Data Adviser to UK Government, noted in his November presentation to the Royal Society, London. The more accessible and connected it is the better the opportunity to understand it, which has implications for everything from tackling climate change to the effectiveness of new drugs for diseases.