Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Isbjørn #7: Linked Data

OK, the advantage of Linked Data is that it is Linked Data. So, when a link is made to, for example, side effects, as reported below by the Free University of Berlin (using SIDER, doi:10.1038/msb.2009.98), we do not just get a link to a new resource, but we can actually look up the label for that resource, and show that in the Isbjørn results instead of the URL:

Of course, we also do have the link, so notice the link icons behind the side effect names.

And because it's all using common standards (rdfs:label, dc:title, skos:prefLabel, skos:altLabel) it works for any database, thus my DBpedia support got upgraded too: