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Redecentralizing the web with distributed ledgers

Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Simperl, Elena, Gandon, Fabien and Story, Henry, Joseph (2017) Redecentralizing the web with distributed ledgers IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32, (1), pp. 92-95. (doi:10.1109/MIS.2017.18).

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The web was originally conceived as decentralized and universal, but during its popularization, its big value was built on centralized servers and nonuniversal access. A key element to redecentralize the web is to be able to generate trustable, secure, and accountable updates among autonomous participants without a central server. The authors believe that the marriage between distributed ledgers and linked data can provide this functionality and unlock the web's true potential. As a first step toward it, the authors propose a minimal vocabulary to describe and link distributed ledgers.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 December 2016
Published date: 13 February 2017
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 406616
ISSN: 1541-1672
PURE UUID: d755d564-8851-460c-b1a2-89dd145967e8
ORCID for Elena Simperl: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 18 Mar 2017 02:24
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:04

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Author: Luis Ibanez Gonzalez
Author: Elena Simperl ORCID iD
Author: Fabien Gandon
Author: Henry, Joseph Story

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