AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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What Does It Mean for a URI to Resolve?
Joel Sachs, Tim Finin

Last modified: 2010-03-23


Amongst the best practices that constitute linked data, one of the foremost is to use only HTTP-URIs as identifiers for RDF resources. This is so that the URI will resolve in a Linked Data browser to give information about the named resource. At the same time, Linked Data takes a resource-centric, as opposed to page-centric, approach to resolution. We argue that this approach can, in certain cases, obviate the need for insisting on HTTP-URIs. As a use of our “expanded” notion of Linked Data, we present as an example Life Science Identifiers.


Linked Data; LSIDs; URIs; Semantic Web

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