Here you find general information and documents about the trusty URI approach.
Important Links and Documents
The trusty URI specification formally defines the structure and meaning of trusty URIs.
Code and documentation for trusty URIs is hosted on GitHub.
The following articles introduce the trusty URI approach:
- Tobias Kuhn and Michel Dumontier. Making Digital Artifacts on the Web Verifiable and Reliable. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 27(9), 2015.
- Tobias Kuhn and Michel Dumontier. Trusty URIs: Verifiable, Immutable, and Permanent Digital Artifacts for Linked Data. In Proceedings of the 11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC). Springer, 2014.
The slides for the talk at ESWC 2014 are also available.
Check out the wiki for posting your wish-list features, giving feedback, brainstorming, etc.
Generally, trusty URIs are URIs that contain a certain kind of hash value that can be used to verify the respective resource. This is an example of a trusty URI:
The last 45 characters of this URI (everything that comes after
r1.) are the
artifact code of the trusty URI. The first two characters of the artifact code
RA in this example) define the type and version of the module. (Only
for plain file content and
RA for sets of RDF graphs are supported at this
point.) The remaining 43 characters are the actual hash value. This hash can
be used to check the content of the resource this URI represents.
There are currently three (partial) implementations: