Made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

On the Wisdom of Opaque Identifiers

Wikidata uses opaque identifiers for its catalogued information resources. For example, the statement “wd:Q42 wdt:P69 wd:Q691283” may map to the label sequence “‘Douglas Adams’ ‘educated at’ ‘St John’s College’” with a language-locale preference of English-US.

Cool LUIs Dont Change

After my last note on identifiers, Leo Talirz pointed me to a great riff1 on Tim Berners-Lee’s classic note2 on “cool URIs”.

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