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A Survey of Current Link Discovery Frameworks

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Nentwig, Markus; Hartung, Michael; Ngonga Ngomo, Axel-Cyrille; Rahm, Erhard
A Survey of Current Link Discovery Frameworks
Semantic Web Journal, pp 419-436, 2017

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Links build the backbone of the Linked Data Cloud. With the steady growth in size of datasets comes an increased need for end users to know which frameworks to use for deriving links between datasets. In this survey, we comparatively evaluate current Link Discovery tools and frameworks. For this purpose, we outline general requirements and derive a generic architecture of Link Discovery frameworks. Based on this generic architecture, we study and compare the features of state-of-the-art linking frameworks. We also analyze reported performance evaluations for the different frameworks. Finally, we derive insights pertaining to possible future developments in the domain of Link Discovery.


  author    = {Markus Nentwig and
               Michael Hartung and
               Axel{-}Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo and
               Erhard Rahm},
  title     = {{A survey of current Link Discovery frameworks}},
  journal   = {Semantic Web},
  volume    = {8},
  number    = {3},
  pages     = {419--436},
  year      = {2017},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.3233/SW-150210},
  timestamp = {Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:02:37 +0100},
  biburl    = {},
  bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography,}