Reliable Granular References to Changing Linked Data

Tobias Kuhn, Egon Willighagen, Chris T. Evelo, Núria Queralt-Rosinach, Emilio Centeno, Laura I. Furlong

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Nanopublications are a concept to represent Linked Data in a granular and provenance-aware manner, which has been successfully applied to a number of scientific datasets. We demonstrated in previous work how we can establish reliable and verifiable identifiers for nanopublications and sets thereof. Further adoption of these techniques, however, was probably hindered by the fact that nanopublications can lead to an explosion in the number of triples due to auxiliary information about the structure of each nanopublication and repetitive provenance and metadata. We demonstrate here that this significant overhead disappears once we take the version history of nanopublication datasets into account, calculate incremental updates, and allow users to deal with the specific subsets they need. We show that the total size and overhead of evolving scientific datasets is reduced, and typical subsets that researchers use for their analyses can be referenced and retrieved efficiently with optimized precision, persistence, and reliability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web – ISWC 2017
Subtitle of host publication16th International Semantic Web Conference, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsPhilippe Cudre-Mauroux, Christoph Lange, Claudia d’Amato, Miriam Fernandez, Jeff Heflin, Freddy Lecue, Valentina Tamma, Juan Sequeda
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)783319682884
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10587 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Bibliographical note

In: The Semantic Web – ISWC 2017; 16th International Semantic Web Conference
Vienna, Austria, October 21–25, 2017; Proceedings, Part I


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