This German blog post discusses promoting the re-use of existing vocabularies instead of creating a new one for every application. However, re-using vocabularies doesn't by itself guarantee interoperability on the Web of Linked Data. The post argues that it is not difficult and doesn't take much time to encode the core content of an application profile as a JSON context document. As it is a useful addition to a human-readable documentation of an application profile it may well be worth the effort to publish the core information of an application profile as a JSON-LD context document.

Keywords: Interoperability, Vocabulary, Application profile, Linked Open Data, JSON, JSON-LD
Author: Pohl, Adrian
Publisher: Hochschulbibliothekszentrum of North Rhine-Westphalia (HBZ)
Date created: 2014-01-16 05:00:00.000
Time required: P15M

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