Contextualized RDF Importing

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Citation: Bao, J., Ding, L., and McGuinness, D.L. . Contextualized RDF Importing. In Proceedings of W3C Workshop on RDF Next Steps (June 26-27 2010June 26-27 2010June 26-27 2010, Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto, CA, USA).

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RDF is a key enabling technology for linked data. However, currently RDF lacks a mechanism to connect data from different documents as well to address the contextual differences in these documents. We propose to introduce rdf:imports for context-aware integration of RDF documents.


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July 19, 2011
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