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I18n and Linked Data - an important (but fixable) omission?

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:12:28 -0400
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110907181228.GC59152@julius>

It has been brought to my attention that our report neglects to acknowledge a
need for library linked data to consider a growing requirement for
non-Latin-based URIs -- i.e., Internationalized Resource Identifiers, or IRIs

    "Since resource identifiers play a crucial role for the Semantic Web, the
    internatinalization of resource identifiers is of high importance. It turns
    out that the prevalent resource identification mechanism on the Semantic
    Web, i.e. URIs, are not sufficient for an efficient internationalization of
    knowledge bases. Fortunately, with IRIs a standard for international
    resource identifiers is available, but its support needs much more
    penetration and homogenization in various semantic web technology stacks.
    In addition, we review various RDF serializations with regard to their
    support for internationalized knowledge bases. The paper also contains an
    in-depth review of popular semantic web tools and APIs with regard to their
    support for internationalization. "

I'm not aware that anyone raised this during the comment period, but now that
it has been raised at the eleventh hour, I think we need to find a way to
acknowledge this -- perhaps in an additional sentence or half sentence in the
Recommendations section [2].


[1] http://iswc2010.semanticweb.org/pdf/385.pdf
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_recommendations_page_take2#Create_URIs_for_the_items_in_library_datasets

Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
Received on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 18:13:08 UTC

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