Entity Reconciliation Community Group Proposed

The Entity Reconciliation Community Group has been proposed:


Matching entities across data sources using different identifiers and
formats is a pervasive issue on the web.

This group revolves around developing a web API that data providers can
expose, which eases the reconciliation of third-party data to their own
identifiers. OpenRefine's reconciliation API is used as a starting
point. Our goals are to document this existing API, share our
experiences and lessons learnt from it, propose an improved protocol in
the view of promoting it as a standard, and build tooling around it.

A description of the existing protocol can be found here:


You are invited to support the creation of this group:

Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and
people can join to begin work. Once launched, the group will no longer
be listed as "proposed"; it will appear in the list of current groups:

In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account. To request one:

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires
the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

Received on Sunday, 9 June 2019 13:28:22 UTC