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This is the news archive for the Linking Open Data project. See the project page for the latest developments.


  • 2009-12-09: sameAs.org now has over 10M different URI bundles.
  • 2009-11-19: The White House announced plans to publish structured data as RDFa on the Web.
  • 2009-10-30: The New York Times has started to publish parts of its subject headings as Linked Data under a CC BY license. Please refer to data.nytimes.com for details.
  • 2009-10-15: Data-gov Wiki publishes a Linked Data version of the eGovernment data made available by the Obama administration via data.gov. Altogether the datasets enlarge the Linked Data cloud by 5 billion triples. More details.
  • 2009-09-10: The website LinkedGeoData has started to publish a Linked Data version of the OpenStreetMap dataset adding around 2 billion triples to the Web of Linked Data. More details.
  • 2009-06-18: Tim Berners-Lee interviewed by the BBC about the US and UK government initiatives to add government data to the LOD cloud.
  • 2009-06-17: CNET announced that they will publish parts of their product data as Linked Data on the Web and also partner with Open Calais on interlinking textual content and data in order to create 'topic pages' across CNET web properties.
  • 2009-06-03: [1] launched: service to find co-referent URIs.
  • 2009-06-02: A Linked Data application for end-users is deployed at ESWC 2009.
  • 2009-04-30: Tim Berners-Lee suggests to utilise Linked Open Data in the National Dialogue
  • 2009-04-20 to 2009-04-22: Meeting regarding a linked data research agenda as well as tools and application session during WWW09
  • 2009-03-03: Silk - Link Discovery Framework for the Web of Data released. The Silk framework is a tool for discovering relationships between data items within different Linked Data sources. Data publishers can use Silk to set RDF links from their data sources to other data sources on the Web.
  • 2009-02-06: Tim Berners-Lee speaks at TED2009 about Linked Data using the LOD data cloud and the Linking Open Drug Data cloud as examples. See video of the talk and his slides. (March 2010 follow-up on the progress of RAW data now, also at TED)
  • 2009-01-29: The release of voiD 1.0, the 'Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets' has been announced.
  • 2009-01-28: Calais, the Thomson Reuters Web service that automatically generates semantic metadata for content, now supports Linked Data for all identified entities and joins the cloud by linking to DBpedia, Geonames, and other data assets. Example URI: IBM. Calais makes it easy for publishers to enhance the value of their content, improve the reader experience and connect to the emerging linked content economy.