developerWorks has published an article by Steve Speicher and Martin Nally that proposes a Basic Profile (in other words, a specification that defines specifications components from other specifications along with clarification and patterns) for Linked Data.
From their conclusion:
We believe that getting to a simple Basic Profile will enable broader adoption of Linked Data principles for application integration. Additional development of some of the concepts will be necessary to complete such a profile. The intention of this article is to initiate the much-needed development of specifications that will fill this gap.
Some of the lessons in this article came from developing the OSLC Core specification.
RDF, REST, and XML resources
This is an in-depth article that discusses many elements of RDF, REST services, and Linked Data. If you need a primer or on any of these, you might want to take a look at these other developerWorks articles:
- An introduction to RDF by Uche Ogbuji: An introduction to RDF (Resource Description Framework) with examples and a discussion of how it can be useful
- The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 1: Expose your data using RDF by Lin Clark - Another excellent introduction to RDF that also touches on SPARQL (Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language) queries and adding RDF information to a Drupal install
- Real Web 2.0 - Linked open data by Uche Ogbuji - Discusses how linked open data can build a more semantic web
- Resource-oriented vs. activity-oriented Web services by James Snell - A discussion on the differences between REST (REpresentational State Transfer) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) web services and how to choose between them.
- REST, Web services, REST-ful services by Vedesh Dambal - A proposal for a framework to expose Java business services as REST-like services, including a sample web application.