Jones, Gareth, Braines, Dave, Smart, Paul, Bao, Jie and Huynh, Trung Dong
GIDS: Global Interlinked Data Store.
This paper introduces the Global Interlinked Data Store (GIDS), a technique to support the easy creation and retrieval of interlinked semantic data within a web-scale distributed network environment such as the World Wide Web (WWW). By using the GIDS a web application developer can treat the network as a data store without worrying about files, databases or other traditional data storage concerns. The data that is created on the network can be subsequently accessed and navigated by end users and software agents alike. The GIDS proposes a novel three-stage data storage process which enables the data to be stored in up to three contextually relevant locations to enhance subsequent retrieval opportunities. We propose that the GIDS can provide a highly-scalable distributed capability to store and retrieve data directly on a network. We believe that the capability offered by the GIDS will be of significant use to rapidly formed diverse coalitions who wish to communicate and exchange semantic data in a large network environment such as the WWW. Based on commonly used Web standards, we have implemented the GIDS in a prototype which can be invoked via simple web service requests to read and write data as prescribed by the GIDS.
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