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Linked Data API

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 11:46:38 +0000
Message-ID: <f323a4471002250346y3f35f991nf93535b1876d0f3d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Dave Reynolds <dave@epimorphics.com>
Hi all,

Yesterday, at the 2nd Linked Data London Meetup, Dave Reynolds, Jeni
Tennison and myself ran a workshop introducing some work we've been
doing around a "Linked Data API".

The API is intended to be a middle-ware layer that can be deployed
in-front of a SPARQL endpoint, providing the ability to create a
RESTful data access layer for accessing the RDF data contained in the
triple store. The middle-ware is configurable, and is intended to
support a range of different access patterns and output formats. "Out
of the box" the system provides delivery of the standard range of RDF
serialisations, as well as simple JSON and XML serializations for
descriptions of lists of resources. The API essentially maps
parameterized URLs to underlying SPARQL queries, mediating the content
negotiation of the results into a suitable format for the client.

The current draft specification is at:


And there is now a mailing list available at:


We'd be interested in your feedback. Please join the list if you're
interested in discussing the API specification or collaborating on the
work and implementations.



Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Received on Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:47:13 UTC

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