DRPD: Decentralizing RDF prefixes

Dominik Tomaszuk

Jun 07, 2018 ISWC 2018 DeSemWeb Submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI) references are an inseparable part of the Semantic Web. Sometimes the references are difficult to remember, so many Resource Description Framework (RDF) serializations, e.g. Turtle, allow to shorten them. This paper describes how to find the appropriate prefix, and resolved them to the full IRI reference. Many endpoints that provide information about prefixes and namespaces can exist in our architecture. The tools that we present are not as sensitive to failures as centralized solutions and let users use multiple prefix endpoints at the same time.
  • Keywords: RDF prefix, namespaces, decentralization, Turtle, RESTful web service, API, intelligent clients
  • TL;DR: The intention of this service is to remember and look up IRI prefixes.
  • Submission category: Decentralized Application
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