UMBC ebiquity

URI Resolution in Linked Data Browsers

Speaker: Joel Sachs

Start: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 10:15AM

End: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 11:15AM

Location: ITE 325B

Abstract: When applied to URIs, the terms dereference and resolve are sometimes used interchangeably, though they don't necessarily mean the same thing. Dereferencing is the act of retrieving a representation of a resource identified by a URI. URI resolution can mean different things depending on context, but generally refers to where the browser looks for information. So dereferencing is the job of the server, while resolution is a partnership between browser and server. We will look at the resolution behaviour of some Linked Data browsers, and will consider some use cases that motivate a more expansive notion of resolution than is typically implemented.

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Tags: linked data, uri, semantic web