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RE: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 12:34:34 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590DB4306A@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Tom Baker" <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Cc: "Martin J. D?rst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "Andrew Cunningham" <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, "Karen Coyle" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, "Felix Sasaki" <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, <public-xg-lld@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Baker [mailto:tbaker@tbaker.de]
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:07 PM
> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
> Cc: Tom Baker; Martin J. D?rst; Andrew Cunningham; Karen Coyle; Felix
> Sasaki; Antoine Isaac; public-xg-lld@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: IRIs - proposed resolution
> 
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 11:01:41AM -0400, Jeff Young wrote:
> >      *Linked Data*.  "Linked Data" refers to data published in
> accordance with
> >      principles [2] designed to facilitate linkages among datasets,
> element
> >      sets, and value vocabularies.  Linked Data uses (Web) Uniform
> Resource
> >      Identifiers (URIs) [3] and Internationalized Resource
> Identifiers
> >      (IRIs) [4] -- Web addresses [5] that
> >      support the non-Latin scripts of Unicode [6] -- as globally
> unique
> 
> Part of the problemw with the reference to "non-Latin scripts", as I
> understood
> it, had to do with the fact that Unicode supports not just non-Latin
> scripts,
> but Latin scripts beyond just US-ASCII.  But if we cannot assume that
> the
> readers of the report will know what Unicode is and means -- opinions
> are
> divided on this point -- I agree that we need a few words (along the
> lines of
> "support the non-Latin scripts") to characterize Unicode.
> 
> >      identifiers for any kind of
> >      resources. This is analogous to the library world's identifiers
> for
> >      authority
> >      control -- and provides data using standards such as the
> Resource
> >      Description Framework (RDF) [7].
> 
> Putting "identifiers for authority control" and "RDF" in one sentence
> seems
> slightly confusing, but it suggests a way the reference to RDF might
be
> explicitly connected to the notion of "defining relationships among
> things":
> 
>     Linked Data. "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance
> with
>     principles designed to facilitate linkages among datasets, element
> sets,
>     and value vocabularies. Linked Data uses Uniform Resource
> Identifiers
>     (URIs) as globally unique identifiers for any kind of resource --
>  -> analogously to how identifiers are used for authority control in
>  -> traditional librarianship.  In Linked Data, URIs may be
> Internationalized
>  -> Resource Identifiers (IRIs) -- Web addresses that use the extended
> set of
>  -> natural-language scripts supported by Unicode. Linked Data is
> expressed
>  -> using standards such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF),
> which
>  -> specifies relationships between things -- relationships that can
be
> used for
>  -> navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple
> sources.
> 
> Tom
> 
> >                                        Linked Data defines
> >      relationships between things -- relationships that can be used
> for
> >      navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple
> sources.
> >
> >  [1]
> >
>
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=63
> 6
> > 8&oldid=6360
> >  [2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
> >  [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
> >  [4] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3987
> >  [5] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/
> >  [6] http://unicode.org
> >  [7] http://www.w3.org/RDF/
> >
> 
> --
> Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
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