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Re: dwbp-ACTION-271: create a dimension for precision in the DQV namespace

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:40:14 -0700
To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E9FCEE.1090406@lbl.gov>
Ah, good. Sounds like you're thinking about this smartly.

On 3/16/16 2:46 PM, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> Hi Annette,
> There are some sources that use 'precision' for what is called 
> 'resolution' elsewhere, indeed. Riccardo and this inflicted ourselves 
> some reading on this during a side session of the F2F ;-)
> The original need expressed by SDW is really about 
> resolution/precision. But with the general aim being to show that too 
> fine resolution can be completely pointless, so you shouldn't worry. 
> To reflect this we will have to touch a bit the notion of accuracy.
> We'll invite you to check the result of the action of course!
> Cheers,
> Antoine
> On 3/16/16 7:58 PM, Annette Greiner wrote:
>> The use of the term "precision" here is a little alarming to me in 
>> light of the distinction between precision and accuracy. We should 
>> avoid any incentivization of high precision, as precise values are 
>> not necessarily accurate. The precision reported for a measurement 
>> needs to be appropriate to the accuracy with which it was taken. 
>> Resolution is a different thing altogether, and the references listed 
>> in the action are about resolution, not precision and not accuracy.
>> -Annette
>> http://en-us.fluke.com/training/training-library/test-tools/digital-multimeters/accuracy-resolution-range-counts-digits-and-precision.html 
>> On 3/16/16 6:35 AM, Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group 
>> Issue Tracker wrote:
>>> dwbp-ACTION-271: create a dimension for precision in the DQV namespace
>>> http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/track/actions/271
>>> Assigned to: Riccardo Albertoni
>>> On product: Quality & Granularity Vocabulary
>>> create a dimension for precision in the DQV namespace

Annette Greiner
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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