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Re: Linked data in packaged content (ePub)

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:23:55 -0400
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To: public-lod community <public-lod@w3.org>
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Stuart A. Yeates <syeates@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ideally, I'd like a protocol such as Open URL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_URL ), linking books on the device up to the bibliographies of other books that also happen to be on the device. For low CPU devices the links might have to be pre-calculated when connected to a desktop PC. I understand that Open URL can't actually do this because it assumes the web.

So the "zeroth" answer is to only provide such behavior under only
certain conditions, for example when explicit DOIs for the items in
the bibliographic record are provided and the other items on the
device have DOIs...this would allow for an easy "registration" when
books were put on the device. The browser of course would have to know
to intervene, however.

To actually do what OpenURL enables --- embed citation data ala COinS
<http://ocoins.info/>, use that as the basis for constructing OpenURL
references, and resolve those on the device --- would be a stretch on
a disconnected device, but not impossible. The citation metadata for
each installed ePub would have to be indexed, and then a proxy on the
device would have to check this before attempting to resolve
off-device. This sort of resolution doesn't require any advanced
"reasoning," although it still might be intense.

Is this what you were thinking?

John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Twitter: @olyerickson
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 19:24:29 UTC

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