This question is difficult to answer. In one sense, you can think of JSON as the format of object, and JSON-LD as the format for binary information (as seen by browsers, parsers, etc). To me, the mapping is best illustrated using an example and the following diagram to explain how these two concepts should work. JSON -L This diagram shows how JSON can be represented by an ASCII file. This means that each record is represented by 8 bytes of ASCII: an Int16 of 0)20, an Int32 of 0)40, and a short Int64 of 0)78. Each record can represent several pieces of metadata, but it's important to note that the data size of this file is 4,536 bytes (a big chunk of bytes). A similar diagram for JSON-LD would be like this: JSON -LD This diagram is more in line with how the binary format should look. The representation of an object in.