How Google is using Linked Data Today and Vision For Tomorrow

Raphael Troncy
Michael Hausenblas
Proceedings of Linked Data in the Future Internet at the Future Internet Assembly (FIA 2010), Ghent, December 2010


In this position paper, we first discuss how modern search engines, such as Google, make use of Linked Data spread in Web pages for displaying Rich Snippets. We present an example of the technology and we analyze its current uptake. We then sketch some ideas on how Rich Snippets could be extended in the future, in particular for multimedia documents. We outline bottlenecks in the current Internet architecture that require fixing in order to enable our vision to work at Web scale.