“HyperCat is an open, lightweight JSON-based hypermedia catalogue format for exposing collections of URIs. Each HyperCat catalogue may expose any number of URIs, each with any number of RDF-like triple statements about it. HyperCat is simple to work with and allows developers to publish linked-data descriptions of resources.
HyperCat is designed for exposing information about IoT assets over the web. It allows a server to provide a set of resources to a client, each with a set of semantic annotations. Implementers are free to choose or invent any set of annotations to suit their needs. A set of best practices and tools are currently under development. Where implementers choose similar or overlapping semantics, the possibilities for interoperability are increased.”
Seems to offer the following benefits:
- Interoperability between Services
- Assists because Service APIs are not machine-readable – no standard structure
- Self-documenting APIs
- Manageable 6 page specification
- HTTPS, JSON, Restful API based
Why am I interested? Very early thoughts right now but I’m thinking that in the world of Financial Semantics such as FIBO there could be an intersection of value.