Linked Data Fragments

Query the Web of data on Web-scale by
moving intelligence from servers to clients.

Watch this talk to learn the foundations of Linked Data Fragments.

Try Comunica, a new Web framework to query Linked Data Fragments.

A huge amount of Linked Data is available on the Web. But can live applications use it?
SPARQL endpoints are expensive for the server, and not always available for all datasets.
Downloadable dumps are expensive for clients, and do not allow live querying on the Web.

With Linked Data Fragments, and specifically the Triple Pattern Fragments interface, we aim to explore what happens when we redistribute the load between clients and servers. We then measure the impact of such interfaces on clients, servers, and caches.

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Such solutions allow you to reliably execute queries against live Linked Data on the Web.
You can even perform federated querying—all in your browser.

These are just a few examples of what the Semantic Web can become if we build intelligent clients instead of intelligent servers. Learn more.

You can start publishing such lightweight Linked Data right now: install the server.
Or view some of the 650,000+ datasets out there: browse datasets online.
See how clients solve SPARQL queries on your data: try a Linked Data Fragments client.