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LinkChains: Exploring the space of decentralised trustworthy Linked Data

Third, Allan and Domingue, John (2017). LinkChains: Exploring the space of decentralised trustworthy Linked Data. In: Decentralising the Semantic Web, 28 Jul 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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Distributed ledger platforms based on blockchains provide a fully distributed form of data storage which can guarantee data integrity. Certain use cases, such as medical applications, can benefit from guarantees that the results of arbitrary queries against a Linked Dataset faithfully represent its contents as originally published, without tampering or data corruption. We describe potential approaches to the storage and querying of Linked Data with varying degrees of decentralisation and guarantees of integrity, using distributed ledgers, and discuss their a priori differences in performance, storage limitations and reliability, setting out a programme for future empirical research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
Extra Information: ISWC2017 workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web
Keywords: linked data; distributed ledgers; data integrity; decentralisation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 52928
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 11:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2019 03:04
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