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Re: National Identification Number URIs ( NIN URIs )

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 20:15:26 -0500
Message-ID: <4B944FAE.1000402@openlinksw.com>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Aldo Bucchi wrote:
> Hi,
> All countries have a National Identification Number scheme ( NIN ).
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_identification_number
> Also, all countries have code points in different schemes.
> So, can't we combine both to create a de-facto URI for people based on
> country ids?
> For example: http://dbpedia.org/nin/cl/14168212
> That would be me based on my Chilean NIN.
> Is there some namespace for this already?
Don't use DBpedia namespace in this manner.

Why not encourage people to do this:


The data can then live in an RDF store that can make de-referencable 
URIs via re-write rules when it comes to the Linked Data publishing. 
This also means the data can ultimately live in a place controlled by 
the Chilean govt. without much hassle, when its ready etc..
> When you have real world problems, like we have now in Chile, it is
> simple solutions like these that would make integration easier.
Yes, but do it right from the onset as per tip above :-)

> For example, we have assigned a NS for chilean IDs. But some of the
> missing people here are tourists and we the only IFP we have is their
> national ID ( not emails ).
> Thx,
> A



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