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Incorporating Personal Information into RDF

Incorporating Personal Information into RDF
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Author(s): Sabah S. Al-Fedaghi (Kuwait University, Kuwait)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch029
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


This paper introduces an RDF-based ontology to model personal information. The triples construct is applied to ‘atomic’ private statements. RDF is divided into two modes: personal information mode (PIRDF) and non-personal information mode. PIRDF is a restrictive version of RDF where its constructs follow the triple format such that the semantic subject of the atomic private statement coincides with the subject of the RDF triple. Also, related (compound) pieces of personal information are made in an RDF independent collection to preserve their relationship. Literals are not allowed to embed personal information. These restrictions do not introduce any change in the syntax of RDF. Privacy protection mechanisms can be constructed upon PIRDF.

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