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The 5 stars path

From: <Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:27:22 +0000
To: <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
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Here are my 1.5 cents :-)

* 0 star
Having 0 star data is better that not having 5 stars data.
If one becomes too choosy, one end up without data.
Even expensively produced data is far from perfect.

* Identifier
Data must have an identifier so one can find it.

* Static data
Give preference to static data; i.e., data that do not required processing to access it.
This is an essential criteria for long-term preservation.

* Simplest format
"Structure the data, the how is secondary"
Structured data can be programmatically be transformed into other formats.
CVS is quite simple.

* Human and Machine Format (HMformat)
The same data should be in a format that it is both: human and machine readable.

* Package (or perish)
Package the data with as much metadata and links to other data ( la LD) as possible.

* Language neutral
Data should be language neutral with facilities to expand the language strings.

* Rating
  - Use the LD stars rating state it

  - Create a new rating system and do not use the term "star" to avoid confusion 

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