What is it about?

A new approach to identifiers, one that aims to improve the management of ontologies. This approach overcomes some of the main flaws associated with the existing approaches, providing alternative solutions. From the perspective of development, solving these issues could facilitate the process of building and managing ontologies. Here, we suggest random identifiers to enable concurrent development while exploiting the proquint library to overcome the problems of memorability and pronounceability. Finally, a checksum is implemented to prevent the occurrence of errors while accessing relatively similar identifiers.

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A new approach to identifiers, one that aims to improve the management of ontologies. This approach overcomes some of the main flaws associated with the existing approaches, providing alternative solutions.

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We believe that the identitas scheme is a good compromise solution between data providers who prefer IDs constructed from a natural language (human meaningful identifiers) and the need for meaningless IDs that never have to be changed.

Nizal Alshammry
Northern Border University

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This page is a summary of: Identitas: Semantics-free and human-readable identifiers, Applied Ontology, November 2021, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/ao-210252.
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