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RE: IRIs - proposed resolution

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 08:30:48 -0700
Message-ID: <20110911083048.18425156x55anwvc@kcoyle.net>
To: "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>
Cc: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>, "Martin J. D?rst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>, Felix Sasaki <felix.sasaki@dfki.de>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-xg-lld@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Jeff,

I thought we weren't going to say that linked data MUST use RDF --  
that we were trying for a broader definition of linked data. Did we  
decide otherwise?

And I would suggest that our definition should be simpler. Your final  
sentence is actually a great starting point:

Linked Data. Linked Data defines relationships between things --  
relationships that can be used for navigating between, or integrating,  
information from multiple sources. Linked Data uses Uniform Resource  
Identifiers (URIs) as globally unique identifiers for all resources.  
URIs can be Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs), which are  
Web addresses that support Unicode.

kc

Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:

> I repositioned the IRI sentence to sidestep the problematic claim that
> all IRIs are URIs. It doesn't seem to flow very well, though.
>
>      *Linked Data*.  "Linked Data" refers to data published in
> accordance with
>      principles [2] designed to facilitate linkages among datasets,
> element
>      sets, and value vocabularies.  Linked Data uses (Web) Uniform
> Resource
>      Identifiers (URIs) [3] and Internationalized Resource Identifiers
> (IRIs) [4] -- Web addresses [5] that
>      support the non-Latin scripts of Unicode [6] -- as globally unique
> identifiers for any kind of
>      resources. This is analogous to the library world's identifiers for
> authority
>      control -- and provides data using standards such as the Resource
>      Description Framework (RDF) [7].  Linked Data defines
>      relationships between things -- relationships that can be used for
>      navigating between, or integrating, information from multiple
> sources.
>
>  [1]
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Scope&diff=636
> 8&oldid=6360
>  [2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
>  [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier
>  [4] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3987
>  [5] http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/
>  [6] http://unicode.org
>  [7] http://www.w3.org/RDF/
>
>
>



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