Linked Data and the Leaders’ Debate – My Challenge

Over the last few weeks, there has a been a smattering of challenges to the Linked Data community baiting them to demonstrate some of the utility of the Linked Data approach (e.g. A Challenge To Linked Data Developers (followed up in Response To My Linked Data Challenge) and Linked Data: my challenge, with some other possibilities here: 10 Ideas For Web of Data Apps).

So here’s my challenge, inspired by the #leadersdebate last night:


That is: each party should be required to tweet a link to #datagovuk sparql query to justify every “factual” claim they make.

For example – can someone write me a Linked Data query to show how much is spent by the government on UK education quangoes?

PS doing something similar for any claims made in the manifestos should also count…

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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