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Re: Start of profiles analysis page - 2nd reply

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:30:13 -0800
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <33b8311a-6d3c-8f62-345d-af4326c3dc44@kcoyle.net>


On 12/10/17 5:34 AM, Svensson, Lars wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:44 PM, Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net] wrote:
> 
>> On 12/6/17 2:28 PM, Ruben Verborgh wrote:
>>>> Unfortunately, the majority case appears to be that profiles are not
>>>> created by coders. A look at the current generation of profiles shows
>>>> that they are Word or PDF documents, most likely written by folks who
>>>> are knowledgeable of the semantics of their community's metadata but who
>>>> do not themselves write code.
>>>
>>> They can keep on writing Word and PDF documents;
>>> but we cannot expect all of them to write RDF documents.
>>>
>>> So they might be able to define profiles in human-readable ways,
>>> but not necessarily the formal specifications to validate them.
>>
>> Actually,this is the advantage of CVSW - Most of them can understand and
>> use spreadsheets, and from those spreadsheets the CVSW -> JSON-LD/RDF
>> works. The idea is to give those folks a transitional technology, not to
>> leave them in the dust. In my mind, these are the primary audience for
>> application profiles.
> 
> Is that the primary audience for reading or writing Aps?

Perhaps not, but I'm not aware of anyone creating APs that are not in
tabular form. If you know of any, please add them to the page:

https://www.w3.org/2017/dxwg/wiki/ProfileContext

kc

> 
> And I think we should try not only to look at application profiles for data encoded in RDF, but also using other technologies (e. g. XML or perhaps even CSV [is it possible to have a profile for statistical data that specifies that e. g. every row is a day in a month (encoded using ISO format), the first column is precipitation in mm/m2, the second is temperature in degrees Celcius at 06:00, the third at 12:00 etc. so that applications will notice when the CSV format is changed?]).
>>
>> kc
>>
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Ruben
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Karen Coyle
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> 

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