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Re: [dxwg] Profiles must support discoverability via search engines (UC 5.40)

From: Nicholas Car via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 12:20:08 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-389498444-1526473207-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
If this is about either making the profile discoverable, or making the data (which uses the profile) discoverable:

if a growing set of resources use a model/view mechanism such as this proposal https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/tree/profiledesc-working/profiledesc/profileneg and one of the supported formats of a formalised (i.e. ProfDesc) alternates view is JSON-LD then Google will start to pick up both the URIs pointing to profiles, thus increasing their pagerank (making them more discoverable). 

Perhaps backlinking may be able to occur too and make the data using the profiles known.

Wouldnet *making data [more] discoverable* depend on Google and others starting to understand what conformance to a profile means (i.e. if I see conformance to DCAT, I can reliably ask for a dct:title which will be a displayable string? Well, we haven't yet finalised what conformance actually means (i.e. what it guarantees that a search engine can depend on to index) nor do search engines understand our ontologies in order to follow them, even if we had the guarantee locked down.

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