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

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 05:56:03 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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As the originator (transcribing the concerns of a discussion about this) I will attempt top clarify...

we are talking about profiles of DCAT primarily - i.e. what rules can we apply to DCAT practice to maximise precision and recall of DCAT:Dataset entities in a search engine? 

This may be inclusion of schema.org properties - or possibly an alignment between dcat properties and equivalent schema.org properties that search engines can exploit. 

The actual mechanism will need to be informed by Dan Brickley and others with implementation experience.

Discovery _of_ profiles is a special case if we follow the direction that Profiles themselves are catalogued resources, otherwise we can ignire it in this context IMHO.

Discovery of datasets through metadata about what profiles of relevant standards the datasets or the distribuitions themselves conform to is another possible angle - but I dont know if this is a realistic concern for mainstream search engines. Its certainly a concern for Catalog services, but I think that's out of scope - but covered anyway in ensuring in the expressivity of profile combinations and formalising  how these are attached to dcat entities. (ie. probably "SHOULD" guidance on use of dct:conformsTo property)



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