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URI lifecycle (Was: Owning URIs)

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 12:02:30 -0400
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1242748950.12336.64.camel@dbooth-laptop>
FYI, regarding the social responsibilities and expectations involved in
URI ownership and use, readers may be interested in the following paper
on "The URI Lifecycle in Semantic Web Architecture":
It is a pre-print from the Identity workshop at the upcoming
Twenty-first International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Here is the abstract:
Various parties are typically involved in the creation and use of a URI,
including the URI owner, an RDF statement author, and a consumer of that
RDF statement. What principles should these parties follow, to ensure
that a consistent resource identity is established and (to the extent
possible) maintained throughout that URI's lifetime? This paper proposes
a set of roles and responsibilities for establishing and determining a
URI's resource identity through its lifecycle. 

Comments and suggestions are invited, of course.

David Booth
Received on Tuesday, 19 May 2009 16:03:07 UTC

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