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Van de Sompel, Herbert, Nelson, Michael L., Sanderson, Robert, Balakireva, Lyudmila L., Ainsworth, Scott G. and Shankar, Harihar, "An HTTP-Based Versioning Mechanism for Linked Data," In Proceedings of the Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW 2010). March 2010.

Abstract

Dereferencing a URI returns a representation of the current state of the resource identified by that URI. But, on the Web representations of prior states of a resource are also available, for example, as resource versions in Content Management Systems or archival resources in Web Archives such as the Internet Archive. This paper introduces a resource versioning mechanism that is fully based on HTTP and uses datetime as a global version indicator. The approach allows "follow your nose" style navigation both from the current time-generic resource to associated time-specific version resources as well as among version resources. The proposed versioning mechanism is congruent with the Architecture of the World Wide Web, and is based on the Memento framework that extends HTTP with transparent content negotiation in the datetime dimension. The paper shows how the versioning approach applies to Linked Data, and by means of a demonstrator built for DBpedia, it also illustrates how it can be used to conduct a time-series analysis across versions of Linked Data descriptions.

Bibtex entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { memento2010,
    ABSTRACT = { Dereferencing a URI returns a representation of the current state of the resource identified by that URI. But, on the Web representations of prior states of a resource are also available, for example, as resource versions in Content Management Systems or archival resources in Web Archives such as the Internet Archive. This paper introduces a resource versioning mechanism that is fully based on HTTP and uses datetime as a global version indicator. The approach allows "follow your nose" style navigation both from the current time-generic resource to associated time-specific version resources as well as among version resources. The proposed versioning mechanism is congruent with the Architecture of the World Wide Web, and is based on the Memento framework that extends HTTP with transparent content negotiation in the datetime dimension. The paper shows how the versioning approach applies to Linked Data, and by means of a demonstrator built for DBpedia, it also illustrates how it can be used to conduct a time-series analysis across versions of Linked Data descriptions. },
    ARXIVID = { 1003.3661 },
    AUTHOR = { Van de Sompel, Herbert and Nelson, Michael L. and Sanderson, Robert and Balakireva, Lyudmila L. and Ainsworth, Scott G. and Shankar, Harihar },
    BOOKTITLE = { Proceedings of the Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW 2010) },
    KEYWORDS = { Digital Libraries,Information Retrieval },
    MONTH = { March },
    TITLE = { An HTTP-Based Versioning Mechanism for Linked Data },
    URL = { http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3661 http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2010/papers/ldow2010_paper13.pdf },
    YEAR = { 2010 },
    PUBDATE = { 201003 },
}

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