||Seth van Hooland, Ruben Verborgh, and Rik Van de Walle
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||Linked Data hold the promise to derive additional value from existing data throughout different sectors, but practitioners currently lack a straightforward methodology and the tools to experiment with Linked Data. this article gives a pragmatic overview of how general purpose Interactive Data transformation tools (IDts) can be used to perform the two essential steps to bring data into the Linked Data cloud: data cleaning and reconciliation. these steps are explained with the help of freely available data (Cooper-hewitt National Design museum, New York) and tools (google refine), making the process repeatable and understandable for practitioners.