The Linked Data API Specification defines a vocabulary and processing model for a configurable API layer intended to support the creation of simple RESTful APIs over RDF triple stores.
The API layer is intended to be deployed as a proxy in front of a SPARQL endpoint to support:
- Generation of documents (information resources) for the publishing of Linked Data
- Provision of sophisticated querying and data extraction features, without the need for end-users to write SPARQL queries
- Delivery of multiple output formats from these APIs, including a simple serialisation of RDF in JSON syntax