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Title: APIs4DGov API standards and technical specifications


This list contains the list of standards and technical specifications analysed in the APIs4DGov study "Web API landscape: relevant general purpose ICT standards, technical specifications and terms". Notice that the list does not include a set of documents which are considered of (i) general purpose for the Web and (ii) consolidated background knowledge of the reader (e.g. HTTP, JSON, XML, URI, SOA, ROA, RDF, etc.).

Each document is classified accordingly to the following rationale:

  • Name: extended name (with acronym, if available).

  • TS/S: we distinguish the documents into two main categories: (1) “Technical Specification” and (2) “Standard”. The definitions of the two terms are in use in official and technical documents, including the ones of CEN, IEC, ISO and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). For the purposes of this dataset, we choose the definitions proposed by the OGC: (1) "Specification" or "Technical Specification" (TS): "a document written by a consortium, vendor, or ...

Lorenzino Vaccari 0000-0002-0526-0755
Mattia Santoro 0000-0003-0401-3100
How to cite
Vaccari, Lorenzino; Santoro, Mattia (2019):  APIs4DGov API standards and technical specifications. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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  • publication Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): general-purpose standards, terms and European Commission initiatives

    Santoro, M., Vaccari, L., Mavridis, D., Smith, R., Posada Sanchez, M. and Gattwinkel, D., Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): general-purpose standards, terms and European Commission initiatives, EUR 29984 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-13183-0 (online), doi:10.2760/675 (online), JRC118082.


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Issue date 2019-09-24
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Data theme(s) Science and technology

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