The Web of Data (Book)

This book concisely brings together the key standards and best practices relating to modelling, querying, validating and linking machine-readable data and semantics on the Web. Alongside practical examples and formal definitions, the book shows how these standards contribute to – and have been used thus far on – the "Web of Data": a machine readable evolution of the Web marked by increased automation, enabling powerful Web applications capable of discovering, cross-referencing, and organising data from numerous websites in mere seconds.

On this webpage we offer material to complement the book, including solutions to the exercises, interactive examples, slides for classes, and a section for comments and questions.

The book has been published by Springer.

About the Author

The author is Aidan Hogan, an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chile, and an Associate Researcher of the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data.

Exercise Solutions

You can find here the solutions to the exercises listed in the book.

Interactive Examples & Solutions

We also offer plain-text versions of the examples and solutions of the book so you can copy-and-paste them into the system of your choice to see them in action.

There are a variety of systems online where you can try many of these examples out. For example:

Slides for Classes

The author teaches a course called the Web of Data in the University of Chile. In the following you can find links to the most recent editions of the course. You can use and remix these slides for education/non-commerical purposes with a small attribution ("Based on slides by Aidan Hogan") whereever you deem appropriate. Be sure to choose the most recent year as slides are often corrected, improved, etc., from year to year.

A class for shapes (SHACL/ShEX) is coming soon! If you are interested in practical material for labs/flipped classrooms/exercises, drop me an email.

Errata, Feedback, etc

If you notice an error in the book, or you would like to make a request or provide feedback associated with the book, please use the following GitHub issue tracker. Feedback is always welcome!

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