URI-based Naming Systems for Science

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URI-based Naming Systems for Science

Authors’ Draft 23 May 2008

This version:
2008-05-23 16:26:06 -0400
Current version:
http://purl.org/science/report/uris-for-science
Authors:
Jonathan Rees, Science Commons
Alan Ruttenberg, Science Commons

Abstract

Formal nomenclature is essential to scientific communication because of the importance of clearly specifying the entities under discussion. It takes on additional importance as computational agents are brought in to help marshal and process the enormous amount of information available to scientists, as computational agents are unable to resolve most of the ambiguities that human readers tolerate. In this note we will examine some examples of naming systems used in science, and extrapolate from this analysis to consider the suitability and effective use of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) in computationally mediated communication about science.

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