A majority of the worlds data naturally resides in non RDF form
at the current time. The Sponger delivers middleware that
accelerates the bootstrap of the Semantic Data Web by generating
RDF from non RDF data sources, unobtrusively. This "Swiss army
knife" for on-the-fly Linked Data generation provides a bridge
between the traditional Document Web and the Linked Data Web ("Data
Sponging data from non-RDF Web sources and converting it to RDF
exposes the data in a canonical form for querying and inference,
and enables fast and easy construction of linked data driven
mesh-ups as opposed to code driven Web 2.0 mash-ups.
The RDF extraction and instance data generation products that
offer functionality demonstrated by the Sponger are also commonly
referred to as RDFizers.