Why linked data is not enough for scientists

Sean Bechhofer, Iain Buchan, David De Roure, Paolo Missier, John Ainsworth, Jiten Bhagat, Philip Couch, Don Cruickshank, Mark Delderfield, Ian Dunlop, Matthew Gamble, Danius Michaelides, Stuart Owen, David Newman, Shoaib Sufi, Carole Goble

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    Scientific data represents a significant portion of the linked open data cloud and scientists stand to benefit from the data fusion capability this will afford. Publishing linked data into the cloud, however, does not ensure the required reusability. Publishing has requirements of provenance, quality, credit, attribution and methods to provide the reproducibility that enables validation of results. In this paper we make the case for a scientific data publication model on top of linked data and introduce the notion of Research Objects as first class citizens for sharing and publishing. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)599-611
    Number of pages12
    JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


    • Linked data
    • Publishing
    • Reproducibility
    • Research object
    • Reuse
    • Sharing


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      Goble, C., Soiland-Reyes, S. & Bechhofer, S., 29 Oct 2018. 4 p.

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    • Why linked data is not enough for scientists

      Bechhofer, S., Ainsworth, J., Bhagat, J., Buchan, I., Couch, P., Cruickshank, D., De Roure, D., Delderfield, M., Dunlop, I., Gamble, M., Goble, C., Michaelides, D., Missier, P., Owen, S., Newman, D. & Sufi, S., 2010, Proceedings - 2010 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, eScience 2010|Proc. - IEEE Int. Conf. e-Sci., eScience. IEEE Computer Society , p. 300-307 7 p. (Proceedings - 2010 6th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, eScience 2010).

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      Carole Goble (Chair), Raúl Palma (Chair), Stian Soiland-Reyes (Chair) & Cees Hof (Chair)

      12 Feb 201829 Oct 2018

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