This Mooc on the Coursera platform – Web of data – is a joint initiative by EIT Digital, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis / Université Côte d’Azur and INRIA – introducing the Linked Data standards and principles that provide the foundation of the Semantic web.
We’ll study the principles of a web of linked data, the Resource Description Framework (RDF) model, the SPARQL Query language and the integration of other formats such as JSON-LD.
All of which seems important to really understand a project for the decentralized web such as Solid.
Ruben Verborgh (Ghent University in Belgium) explained eloquently why we need a decentralized web and why linked data are important during the FOSDEM-gathering in Brussels, Belgium. Have a look at the slide show, a video is upcoming.
I hope to get a better understanding of all this by attending the course.