AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium Series

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Vocabulary Hosting: A Modest Proposal
Harry R. Halpin, Tom Baker

Last modified: 2010-03-23


Many of the benefits of structured data come about when users can re-use existing vocabularies rather than create new ones, but it is currently difficult for users to find, create, and host new vocabularies. Moreover, the value of any given vocabulary as a foundation for applications depends on the perceived certainty that the vocabulary — both its machine-readable schemas and human-readable specification documents — will remain reliably accessible over time and that its URIs will not be sold, re-purposed, or simply forgotten. This note proposes two approaches for solving these problems: one for multiple Vocabulary Hosting Services and a Vocabulary Preservation System to keep them linked together.


linked data; vocabulary; archives

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