Should the phrase "Linked Data" be considered singular or plural in the general case?

  • Linked Data are published...
  • Linked Data is published...

...which do you think?

asked 02 Sep '11, 22:48

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answered 03 Sep '11, 02:56

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Useful ref, thanks! Seems that both are valid in some sense (unless "Linked Data" is a special case distinct from just "data").

(03 Sep '11, 07:25) Signified ♦ Signified's gravatar image

The term "linked data" is plural, if it the data are countable, which means having a SPARQL endpoint supporting SPARQL 1.1 COUNT, I guess... :-)

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answered 03 Sep '11, 10:27

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edited 03 Sep '11, 10:28


FWIW, is also free.

(03 Sep '11, 11:07) Signified ♦ Signified's gravatar image

But which URI would you use that for, Bob? How would you choose?! ;)

(08 Sep '11, 16:00) Eric Franzon ♦♦ Eric%20Franzon's gravatar image

Just going by the way it sounds I think singular.

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answered 02 Sep '11, 23:28

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Agreed, yep.

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