Some of the LoD Cloud shortcomings identified above can be resolved by providing a systematic and formal descrip- tion of the LoD Cloud. There is an apparent lack of an ontology which formalizes and systematically captures the information contained in LoD Cloud datasets. Such an on- tology would bring multiple benefits with respect to the use of the LoD Cloud by providing systematic descriptions of the domains captured by the datasets, schema level linking of the datasets, additional schema-level axioms, and hence also better reasoning capabilities. Typically, such an inte- gration would make use of an upper level ontology. [...] For applications, these ontologies have been integrated with domain specific ontologies (de Melo, Suchanek, and Pease 2008; Oberle et al. 2007) to provide advantages such as bet- ter knowledge discovery, reasoning, or consistency verification.

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