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Re: One comment on "CSV on the Web" WDs

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:37:54 +0100
To: Bob DuCharme <bducharme@topquadrant.com>, public-csv-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <etPan.55379622.7c3dbd3d.d1@jenit.local>
Hi Bob,

Thanks for the comment. We do support this through the use of “virtual columns”. Please see the example at:


which illustrates how virtual columns can be used to provide classes for the subjects of information within a row of tabular data, even when that row actually contains information about multiple subjects.

Does this satisfy your requirement?

Jeni Tennison

On 21 April 2015 at 16:56:26, Bob DuCharme (bducharme@topquadrant.com) wrote:
> After some internal discussion at TopQuadrant between Irene Polikoff,
> Holger Knublauch, Richard Cyganiak and myself, we have only have
> suggestion. The rows of a tabular dataset typically describe instances of a
> common class, so we think it would make sense for the the schema section of
> the "Metadata Vocabulary" document (
> http://www.w3.org/TR/tabular-metadata/#dfn-schema) to include a way to
> identify that class--for example, to say that the rows of example 2 in
> "Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the Web" are instances of foaf:Person,
> that the rows in example 5 are instances of schema:Country, that the rows
> of example 28 of "Metadata Vocabulary for Tabular Data" are instances of
> xyz:Employee, etc.
> The output shown in Example 3 of "Generating RDF from Tabular Data on the
> Web" would then include something like "a schema:Person" along with the
> _col=1, _col=2, etc. values.
> Thanks,
> Bob DuCharme
> TopQuadrant
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