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Re: URLs/LSID/RDF etc.

From: Hammond, Tony <T.Hammond@nature.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 12:21:45 +0100
Message-ID: <125F7834E11A5741A7D79412EE3504F90AEF63CC@UK1APPS2.nature.com>
To: "'public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org'" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi all:

 

At risk of getting badly burned, I just wanted to take this opportunity to
point out the existence of the "info" URI scheme which may be of some
interest to the current thread on LSID, see the website at

 

http://info-uri.info/

 

or for further infromation on the scheme, see th FAQ at

 

http://info-uri.info/registry/docs/misc/faq.html

 

The motivation behind developing the "info"  URI scheme is to allow legacy
identification systems to become part of the Web global information
architecture so that the information assets they identify can be referenced
by Web-based description technologies such as XLink, RDF or Topic Maps. Of
potential interest to this list it might be noted that PubMed records,
DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank and NCBI RefSeq sequence identifiers are all registered
namespaces under "info", alongside LC control numbers, ADS bibcodes, DOIs,
OCLC Worldcat control numbers, etc.

 

The "info" URI scheme exists to expedite and simplify namespace registration
for public namespaces. Its sole purpose is to support the projection of
identity onto the Web and in regard of this and also to ease deployment of
"info" URIs it excludes any dereference capability. 

 

Regards,

Tony

 

Tony Hammond

 

New Technology, Nature Publishing Group

The Macmillan Building,

4 Crinan Street, London N19XW, UK

 

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