Swiss authorities can use the LINDAS Linked Data Service at www.lindas-data.ch to make their data available as “Linked Data”. The platform also gives developers access to the data. In parallel, the Federal Archives are conducting a Linked Data project designed to develop the LINDAS service further.
Linked Data is a technology that allows data on a wide variety of topics and from a wide range of sources to be easily connected. It is part of the Semantic Web. The Semantic University offers tutorials on the main principles of Linked Data, RDF and SPARQL.
In parallel, the Federal Archives are conducting a Linked Data project designed to develop the service further. Information on the project will be published here in due course.
Its vision is to create a service that can convert data into Linked Data simply and so make connecting them to other data much easier. The first application scenarios have already been tested and implemented using the prototype at www.lindas-data.ch. Some of them are described in more detail under “Documentation”, where you can also find more project fundamentals.
Application scenarios that have been implemented or are currently being clarified: