Linked data as a solution

Linked data is a way of publishing data that means information is inter-connected and more meaningful – increasing its utility and economic potential.

What is Linked Data?

Linked Data is an approach to representing and publishing information – applying the principles of the web to the challenge of integrating and using data.

If data is uploaded to the web as a document, any data within the document is less accessible – people can’t take that data and analyse or re-present it. They can’t combine it with other data to provide new services or discover new insights. Applying the principles of the web means more than simply putting a file on a website.

Linked Data doesn’t just connect datasets, but links individual pieces of information or statements such as people, places and organisations. We identify facts in the data by giving each element an individual identity or web address (URI). That data can then be published so that standard web client software can fetch the data, can discover onward links to related information and can combine data from multiple sources.

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New Insights

Linking data improves the usefulness and value of information, leading to new insights

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Greater Transparency

Each bit of data is individually addressed – meaning it can be annotated and explained in context

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Multiple Representations

Information can be modelled to capture detailed relationships in data and shared in multiple ways

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Up to Date

Linking data means that the current data is always used, enabling you to make up to date, informed decisions

Developing A Data Strategy

Our consultants have extensive experience in helping to identify new opportunities for using or integrating data into your business, and transforming it into linked data that you can access anytime, anywhere.

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Publishing Data

Linked Data offers a powerful way to make data available across organisational boundaries.

Our Data Sharing Platform provides a cost-effective, flexible approach to publishing data on the web and exploiting the benefits of linked data. A resilient, scalable and cloud-based solution for publishing data, we host data for a wide range of our public and private sector clients.

We can provide a solution to fit your needs as a fully hosted and managed enterprise solution, or installed locally on your own infrastructure, backed up by our comprehensive range of consultancy services.

Get in touch to find out more about Linked Data and what it could do for you. We can help you evaluate whether the technology is relevant to your problem, train you in its use and help you build and maintain a complete Linked Data solution.

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