1. to create connections between data points (generally from different data sets) such that new relationships can be established. 2. to create Linked Data out of disconnected data points, usually hosted in different parts of the world wide web.
Linking data is achieved by assigning a URI to each value in a dataset, and then creating sentences describing the relationship between two values.
Relevance in LinkedGov
LinkedGov's purpose is to create a usable body of clean, linked UK government data.
By linking a table of potholes with their road names to the postcodes which correspond to those roads, we can then find the potholes by both the road names and the postcodes.