SameAs Networks and Beyond: Analyzing Deployment Status and Implications of owl:sameAs in Linked Data

Millions of owl:sameAs statements have been published on the Web of Data. Due to its unique role and heavy usage in Linked Data integration, owl:sameAs has become a topic of increasing interest and debate. This paper provides a quantitative analysis of owl:sameAs deployment status and uses these statistics to focus discussion around its usage in Linked Data.