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Re: Is use of Data Cube Vocabulary for an observation-less catalog considered harmful?

From: Christophe Guéret <christophe.gueret@dans.knaw.nl>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:37:11 +0100
Message-ID: <CABP9CAF=y4OY_8dy6X+tx1QXS3QWguOOyvY-jrg=RRrCBEBMpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ed Staub <ed.staub@semanterra.org>
CC: "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>, "dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com" <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, Albert Meroño Peñuela <albert.merono@dans.knaw.nl>
Hi Ed,

Do I understand correctly that you would like to create DSDs with no
observations attached to them ?
It seems to me there is nothing preventing you from doing that but I don't
see why you need to extend the vocabulary if the goal is to list existing
DSD...
I've added Albert in cc to this thread as he is currently implementing
something similar. He'll be able to tell more about it and discuss where
your approach and his differ.

Regards,
Christophe

On 13 November 2014 05:11, Ed Staub <ed.staub@semanterra.org> wrote:

> I am working on an ontology for public cataloging of data cubes that could
> be an extension of the RDF Data Cube Vocabulary, where dimensions and
> measures are provided, but no observations.  If successful, there could be
> a
> lot of public instances of this around.
>
> While AFAICT it is technically valid to extend the Data Cube Vocabulary in
> this way, it seems like it may be in conflict with the intended use of the
> vocabulary, and might lead to undesired behavior by tools that implicitly
> expect instantiations of the Data Cube vocabulary to not be "empty suits" -
> to contain the data that they describe.
>
> Is this observation-less usage of the Data Cube Vocabulary for cataloging
> advisable?
>
> -Ed Staub
>
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