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New LOD dataset for media types

From: Silvio Peroni <silvio.peroni@unibo.it>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 00:21:18 +0100
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Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce a new LOD dataset


that makes available media types defined as proper resources in RDF, according to the SPAR Ontologies [1] and DCTerms [2].

A media type is an identifier (for example "text/turtle") for file formats on the Internet composed by two parts: a registry ("text" in the example) and a record ("turtle" in the example). They are handled by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which is the official authority for the standardisation and publication of these classifications.

The aforementioned web space, part of the SPAR Ontologies website, has been reserved for providing the RDF representation of each media type defined by IANA [3]. In particular, a media type is accessible by concatenating the URL "http://www.sparontologies.net/mediatype/" with its related identifier. For instance, "http://www.sparontologies.net/mediatype/text/turtle" allows one to access the specific resource for the "text/turtle" media type. 

Each media type can be accompanied by agents who acted as contributors, the related RFC documents documenting it, its current status (either official, deprecated or obsoleted), and direct links to Wikipedia pages and DBpedia resources related with the media type.

All these resources defining media types, thus, can be used for specifying particular formats (e.g., by means of the DCTerms property dcterms:format) that a certain entity, such as a book or a dataset, can have.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (sparontologies@gmail.com) for questions and additional information about this LOD dataset.

Have a nice day :-)


1. http://www.sparontologies.net
2. http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
3. http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xml

Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Tel: +39 051 2094871
E-mail: silvio.peroni@unibo.it
Web: http://www.essepuntato.it
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