Linked Open Data (LOD)

Linked Open Data (LOD) refers to a set of best practices and patterns for hyper-linking and publishing computer-readable data on the public web, under open licenses that permit data reuse. Such data can be further linked to other data, generating connections for the user and putting him or her in touch with a much richer network of information. Therefore Linked Open Data enables a "browsing" or "discovery" approach to finding information, as compared to the usual "search" practice.

ESCO is published as Linked Open Data so that it can be easily reused and linked to other data sources, such as national occupational classifications.

Links

European Union Open Data Portal

Linked Data at W3C wiki