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Re: [ontolog-forum] Data, Silos, Interoperability, and Agility

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From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:22:47 -0400
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On 9/25/13 8:36 AM, David Eddy wrote:
Kingsley -

On Sep 25, 2013, at 7:31 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

Of course they have. But none of what you've mentioned delivers the heterogeneity and data flow prowess of URIs. There's a really big difference here i.e., identifiers have existed for ever, but URIs build on the concept by not being silo vectors.

Can you point to or offer a layman's understanding of URIs, please?

Particularly in the context of their importance in the SW stack?
[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1630.txt -- Universal Resource Identifiers & World Wide Web
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_resource_identifier
[3] http://dbpedia.org/describe/?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/Uniform_resource_identifier
[4] http://bit.ly/15tk1Au -- Hash based HTTP URIs Illustrated
[5] http://bit.ly/11xnQ36 -- Hashless HTTP URIs Illustrated
[6] http://bit.ly/10Y9FL1 -- original World Wide Proposal embellished with HTTP URIs.

David Eddy
Babson Park, MA




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