Data-Fu: A Language and an Interpreter for Interaction with Read/Write Linked Data
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web
Verlag: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee
Erscheinungsort: Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
An increasing amount of applications build their functionality on the utilization and manipulation of resources on the web. Consequently REST gains popularity with its resource-centric interaction architecture that draws its flexibility from links between resources. Linked Data offers a uniform data model for REST with self descriptive resources which can be leveraged to avoid a manual ad-hoc development of web-based applications. For this purpose we introduce Data-Fu a lightweight declarative rule language with state transition systems as formal grounding. Data-Fu enables the development of data-driven applications that facilitate the RESTful manipulation of read/write Linked Data resources. Furthermore we describe an interpreter for Data-Fu as general purpose engine that allows to perform described interactions with web resources by orders of magnitude faster than a comparable Linked Data processor.