On the Internet you can download some very interesting data sets that computer scientists and others use for scientific or ecnomic reasons. One application, for example, might have the function to test data mining algorithms or even further create new knowledge from the data. In other cases data sets can be used to create mesh-ups. A mesh-up is an application which combines several data sets to create an interesting new peace of information. In this section I will try to collect a bunch of different data sets that are available for download on the Web. In some cases I might also include a short tutorial on how to use and process the respective data set, though I think that in most cases the publisher of the sets will already give you enough information on how to use them. Since my major in university is Webscience, semantic data and open linked data will be of special significance in this section. .
Some data sets might only be available through an API. If there doesn’t exist good tutorials I will introduce the API in these cases.
In the end, I just wanted to encourage you that if you think I am missing out on some good data sets, to please contact me and tell me about it immediately! That would be very helpful!.