Stratifying Semantic Data for Citation and Trust: An Introduction to RDFDF

  • Dario De Nart
  • Dante Degl’Innocenti
  • Marco Peressotti
  • Carlo TassoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 701)


In this paper we analyse the functional requirements of linked data citation and identify a minimal set of operations and primitives needed to realise such task. Citing linked data implies solving a series of data provenance issues and finding a way to identify data subsets. Those two tasks can be handled defining a simple type system inside data and verifying it with a type checker, which is significantly less complex than interpreting reified RDF statements and can be implemented in a non data invasive way. Finally we suggest that data citation should be handled outside of the data, and propose a simple language to describe RDF documents where separation between data and metainformation is explicitly specified.


RDF Semantic web Data citation Theory Data trust Semantic publishing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario De Nart
    • 1
  • Dante Degl’Innocenti
    • 1
  • Marco Peressotti
    • 1
  • Carlo Tasso
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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