Linked Open Data

The term Linked Open Data refers to data that is published on the Web according to a set of best practices, as defined by Tim Berners-Lee. “Linked Open Data (LOD) are inherently interoperable and have the potential to play a key role in implementing the “I” in FAIR. They are machine-readable, based on a standard data representation (RDF – Resource Description Format) and are seen as epitomizing the ideals of open data. They offer great promise in helping to achieve a specific type of machine-executable interoperability known as semantic interoperability, which relies on linking data via common vocabularies or Knowledge Organisation Systems (KOS)”1

An excellent example of these best practises can be found here

2Linked Open Data