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

From: Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 06:06:30 +0200
Message-ID: <CAL58czrMpE2LCbafzbS9-f04pnO4LBzNKGgdDBgSQ4hc-qXUiA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Here I would disagree. The use of IRIs is pushed forward in many specific
Web standards - just search for "IRI" under www.w3.org/TR/ , or for
internationalization in many W3C charters. So the "general web practice" is
to mention IRI as much as possible. I would propose to do the same here.

Felix (being active in the w3c i18n activity for some time).


2011/9/8 Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>

> I see this as a general Web issue, not a Linked Data issue. Presumably
> Linked Data will follow Web practice.
>
> kc
>
>
>
> 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<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<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>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Karen Coyle
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>
>


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