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Re: National Identification Number URIs ( NIN URIs )

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:25:49 -0500
Message-ID: <4B94ECCD.9000604@openlinksw.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Nathan wrote:
> Hi Kinglsey, Aldo, all:
>
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>   
>> Aldo Bucchi wrote:
>>     
>>> For example: http://dbpedia.org/nin/cl/14168212
>>> That would be me based on my Chilean NIN.
>>>       
>
> aldo: are there any privacy concerns with doing this, i.e. is permission
> needed before using..?
>
>   
>>> Is there some namespace for this already?
>>>   
>>>       
>> Don't use DBpedia namespace in this manner.
>>
>> Why not encourage people to do this:
>>
>> urn:country.person.id.{national-id}
>>
>> 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..
>>     
>
> Very interested in your reasoning here Kingsley :) I'm unsure if you mean:
>
> a: use a temporary urn: at the minute so you can get on, then define the
> HTTP URI later when you are ready.
>   
> -or-
>
> b: internally use generic urn's that are not tied to any specific scheme
> so that as times change you can publish your data in any format you wish
> by mapping the urn's to any URI/scheme you want without having to
> rewrite your data.
>   

Yes, since the issues above are orthogonal.

Everything has its use, and this does include URNs :-)

Kingsley
> Many Regards,
>
> Nathan
>
>   


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