MASHUP of Linked Data and Web API

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Mohammed Amine Belfedhal 1,* Mimoun Malki 2

1. EEDIS Laboratory, Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

2. LabRI-SBA Laboratory, Higher School of Computer Science, Sidi Bel-Abbes, Algeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 24 Feb. 2018 / Revised: 12 Mar. 2018 / Accepted: 20 Mar. 2018 / Published: 8 Jun. 2018

Index Terms

Mashup, REST, Web API, Linked Data, Linked Web Service


Mashups are an important way to allow normal users to build their own applications responding to the specific needs of each one. The basic components of mashups are Data and Web APIs especially Restful ones, but it is difficult for an unexperienced user to combine manually APIs with Data. Therefore, there is a need to predefine links between these resources to permit an easy combination. In this paper, we propose a new approach to make Restful Web APIs adhere to Linked Data principles, which facilitate their combination in mashup applications. The advantage of the proposed approach is the fact that it allows integrating linked data with the composition of Restful APIs, It also uses an algorithm to automatically create links between APIs.

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Mohammed Amine Belfedhal, Mimoun Malki, "MASHUP of Linked Data and Web API", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.10, No.6, pp.64-71, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2018.06.07


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