Re: generating globally unique triple identifier as IRIs

On 24 July 2018 at 17:56, thomas lörtsch <> 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?

surely it's already a unique UUID, modulo white space?

so just separate with spaces and put a . at the end ... am i missing

> Thanks,
> Thomas

Received on Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:43:05 UTC