Abstract: With the rapid growth of the linked data on the Web, the quality assessment of the RDF data set becomes particularly important, especially for the quality and accessibility of linked data. In most cases, RDF data sets are shared online, leading to a high maintenance cost for the quality assessment. This also potentially pollutes Internet data. Recently blockchain technology has shown the potential in many applications. Using the blockchain storage quality assessment results can reduce the centralization of the authority, and the quality assessment results have characteristics such as non-tampering. To this end, we propose an RDF data quality assessment model in a decentralized environment, pointing out a new dimension of RDF data quality. We use the blockchain to record the data quality assessment results and design a detailed update strategy for the quality assessment results. We have implemented a system DCQA to test and verify the feasibility of the quality assessment model. The proposed method can provide users with better cost-effective results when knowledge is independently protected.
Keywords: Decentralization; Quality assessment; Blockchain; RDF data set