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

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:01:30 -0700
Message-ID: <20110907150130.743117evo6d3ata2@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
I see this as a general Web issue, not a Linked Data issue. Presumably  
Linked Data will follow Web practice.


Quoting Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> All,
> 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
> [1]:
>     "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].
> Tom
> [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>

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