Trusty URIs: Verifiable, Immutable, and Permanent Digital Artifacts for Linked Data

@inproceedings{Kuhn2014TrustyUV,
  title={Trusty URIs: Verifiable, Immutable, and Permanent Digital Artifacts for Linked Data},
  author={Tobias Kuhn and Michel Dumontier},
  booktitle={ESWC},
  year={2014}
}
To make digital resources on the web verifiable, immutable, and permanent, we propose a technique to include cryptographic hash values in URIs. We call them trusty URIs and we show how they can be used for approaches like nanopublications to make not only specific resources but their entire reference trees verifiable. Digital artifacts can be identified not only on the byte level but on more abstract levels such as RDF graphs, which means that resources keep their hash values even when… 

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