Use of Linked Widgets for Exploring Linked (Open) Data
The Open Data movement has gained momentum among governments, in the business world, and in the public sector in recent years. This movement has resulted in a growing number of open and accessible datasets that have established a solid basis for enhanced services. The Linked Data Approach allows users to combine data from different sources in order to gain new insights and to obtain higher data quality, completeness, and level of detail.
Therefore, efficient data exploration and data integration approaches are necessary to allow knowledge workers to make use of the fast growing amounts of data available. The Linked Widgets approach which provides advantages with respect to openness, connectedness, and reusability is introduced for this purpose.