IBM and partners submit Linked Data Basic Profile 1.0 to W3C
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We're continuing to move the ball forward in the industry on using Linked Data for read/write purposes in the enterprise. This submission to W3C is something we agreed to do at a the Linked Enterprise Data Workshop held in early December 2011 in Cambridge, MA, USA. We hope that W3C will be chartering a working group soon to create one or more Recommendations based in part on this Submission; consensus to charter such a working group was achieved at the December workshop. EMC, Oracle, DERI, Red Hat, SemanticWeb.com, and Tasktop were co-submitters, showing that both from traditional vendors and those focused on the Semantic Web believe this is worth investment.
The Basic Profile formalizes a number of central concepts from OSLC Core, most notably the patterns useful for read/write interactions with linked data resources and collections of them. This includes how to handle large query results (paging, sorting), and allows for multiple representation formats (contrast this with AtomPub, which establishes similar patterns but binds them to XML only). We hope that the Basic Profile will help client and server developers converge on a set of choices that encourage interoperability, like the WS-I Basic Profile did for Web Services.