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Re: Meaning of publishing Data on the Web

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:13:16 -0700
Message-Id: <71BA9266-65E9-48A9-A45C-C402EB525507@lbl.gov>
To: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>, DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Well, any file can be expressed as numeric data, but I'm sure neither of us wants to be that general about our definition. I think media files can be data even when not expressed as numeric data, but only if they were created for the purpose of recording observations.

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On Mar 28, 2015, at 1:20 AM, Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com> wrote:

>> I think documents are generally not data. For the others, I think it
> depends
>> on intention. Sometimes audio, image, or video are data, for example in
>> social science research where interactions between subjects are
> videotaped,
>> or in neuroscience where audio recordings of speech are captured. I think
>> it's pretty rare for people to want to publish those media files as raw
> data
>> rather than as coded numeric values. Usually, I think, audio, image, and
>> video are *enrichments* of data, but again, it depends on the intention.
> I am still unsure how we determine what is data and what is not. 
> You seem to argue that audio, image and video are only data if what is
> recorded can be expressed as numeric, tabular data.
> Is it then agreed that we only consider spreadsheet-like data?
> All the other things, text documents, Web pages, video feeds, webinar
> captures, courseware, photographs of buildings, code lists, SKOS concept
> schemes etc. etc. are then out of scope. 
> I would support such a definition.
> Makx.
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