Get! Mimetypes! Right! (Crazy New Idea)

Author Christian Chiarcos

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Christian Chiarcos
  • Applied Computational Linguistics Lab, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

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Christian Chiarcos. Get! Mimetypes! Right! (Crazy New Idea). In 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 93, pp. 5:1-5:4, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


This paper identifies three technical requirements - availability of data, sustainable hosting and resolvable URIs for hosted data - as minimal pre-conditions for Linguistic Linked Open Data technology to develop towards a mature technological ecosystem that third party applications can build upon. While a critical amount of data is available (and it continues to grow), there does not seem to exist a hosting solution that combines the prospects of long-term availability with an unrestricted capability to support resolvable URIs. In particular, data hosting services do currently not allow data to be declared as RDF content by means of their media type (mime type), so that the capability of clients to recognize formats and to resolve URIs on that basis is severely limited.

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  • Applied computing → Format and notation
  • Applied computing → Document management and text processing
  • Software and its engineering → Interoperability
  • data hosting
  • mimetypes
  • resolvability
  • URIs
  • Linked Data foundations


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