Identification and utilization of components for a linked open data platform
Open Data (OD) is an emerging trend that aims to facilitate the freedom and reuse of information. Therefore, tools, applications and platforms are required that enable the publishing and consumption of data. In this paper, we present our experience from the integration of components that should constitute an OD platform. The proposed solution is able to store datasets as linked data, to catalogue the datasets, and provides a portal with features for supporting community activities. Further, we exemplify the utilization of the proposed platform, by describing a touristic city guide web mashup that uses published Open Data. This application consumes data in machine readable format over APIs provided by the OD platform.