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Re: generating globally unique triple identifier as IRIs

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:40:27 +0200
Message-ID: <CALcEXf5ymTZdfHVJ-pfYH1PsDXo_69HJPFiOn_fT_iXpKR1s+A@mail.gmail.com>
To: tl@rat.io
Cc: SWIG Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
  please have a look at our trustyURI solution


On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 6:02 PM thomas lörtsch <tl@rat.io> wrote:

> I’m looking for an algorithm to generate identifiers for any possible RDF
> statements that are themselve IRIs, globally unique, reproducible and not
> dependend on the source of the statement (i.e. document URI).
> In other words, the algorithm has to have the following properties:
> - reproducible: the same triple must always get the same identifier
> - global: the identifier must be independent from the source of the triple
>   (a document title, named graph name, graph URI etc)
> - unique: triples that differ in subject, predicate or object must have
> different identifiers
> - conformant: the identifier must be an IRI
> - autonomous and finite: it can’t rely on any central repository,
> secondary service etc
> Does such an algorithm exist? Is it even possible given that each node in
> the stateent could be an IRI of maximal length and entropy?
> Thanks,
> Thomas

Michel Dumontier
Distinguished Professor of Data Science
Maastricht University
Received on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:41:02 UTC

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