Managing URI Synonymity to Enable Consistent Reference on the Semantic Web This paper sets out an architecture for managing URI equivalences on the Web of Data by using Consistent Reference Services.
The underlying philosophy of the CRS is to treat URIs as first-class entities and separate the
equivalences of a URI into a separate knowledge base that will be aware of both intra-
repository and inter-repository synonymity. Equivalent URIs are grouped into
bundles which are themselves given their own URI. When an application wishes to
find an equivalent URI, the CRS can be queried to retrieve the corresponding bundle.