Sources of linked data

Image: Linked Open Data Project

The Linked Open Data Project provides tens of billions of RDF statements that are ready to use, with DBpedia at the center of the linked data cloud.

Other major sources include

Using DBpedia to get linked data

Follow these steps to get linked data from DBpedia. 

Step Action Example
1 Find the information you are looking for in Wikipedia. http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Palm
2 Change the Wikipedia URL into a DBpedia URL as shown. http://dbpedia.org/resource/Wolfgang_Palm
3 Download the RDF/XML file (i.e. "Save link as"). http://dbpedia.org/data/Wolfgang_Palm.rdf