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An Entity Name System (ENS) for the Semantic Web

  • Paolo Bouquet
  • Heiko Stoermer
  • Barbara Bazzanella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5021)

Abstract

In this paper, we argue that implementing the grand vision of the Semantic Web would greatly benefit from a service which can enable the reuse of globally unique URIs across semantic datasets produced in a fully decentralized and open environment. Such a service, which we call Entity Name System (ENS), stores pre–existing URIs and makes them available for reuse mainly – but not only – in Semantic Web contents and applications. The ENS will make the integration of semantic datasets much easier and faster, and will foster the development of a whole family of applications which will exploit the data level integration through global URIs for implementing smart semantic-based solutions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bouquet
    • 1
  • Heiko Stoermer
    • 1
  • Barbara Bazzanella
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell’InformazioneUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della Cognizione e della FormazioneUniversity of TrentoRovereto (TN)Italy

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