URI Resolution in Linked Data Browsers


Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 10:15am - Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:15am

ITE 325B

linked data, semantic web, uri

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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