The address convention

In order to adopt ontologies as semantic interfaces, SERIN defines a URL standard for web services. This standard is an address convention to make request calls to web services resources.

The address convention divides each URL in two parts. The first part identifies the data provider host address. The second part semantically identifies a resource.

The address convention format is:

http://<host URL>/<interface URI>/<class name>/<resource URI>


  • <host URL> - IP or DNS host address.
  • <interface URI> - ontology URI that represents the semantic interface.
  • <class name> - ontology class identifier.
  • <resource URI> - resource identifier.