In December 2011, the World Wide Web Consortium held “The Linked Enterprise Data Patterns workshop,” and that workshop ended with unanimous agreement that “the W3C should create a Working Group to produce a W3C Recommendation which defines a Linked Data Platform.”

In response to that call, SemanticWeb.com has joined experts from fellow W3C member Organizations IBM, DERI, EMC, Oracle, Red Hat, and Tasktop in submitting the “Linked Data Basic Profile 1.0” specification as a W3C Member Submission.  This specification defines a set of best practices and a simple approach for a read-write Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources that describe their state using RDF.  The specification builds on the four principles Tim Berners-Lee used to define “Linked Data” and provides some new rules as well as clarifications and extensions to achieve greater interoperability between Linked Data implementations.

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