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Re: [dxwg] Profiles are "named collections of properties" or metadata terms (if not RDF) [ID41] (5.41) (#275)

From: aisaac via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:21:18 +0000
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@kcoyle before I make a proposal about the wording itself, a bit of clarification about metadata vs data is perhaps needed, indeed. Or more precisely about 'data terms (or elements)' vs 'metadata terms (or elements)', because I feel that this is the problem (since I guess we both agree on what metadata and data are, and that metadata can be seen as a kind of data). 

I call 'data terms (or elements)' the classes and properties that are used to create (instance) data. And 'metadata terms (or elements)' the classes and properties that are used to create metadata. Profiles can be for either level, e.g. there can be DCAT profiles for data catalogues (which is metadata) and profiles for the statistical data that is in a dataset. In any case, in my view writing that profiles are made up of (meta)data terms (or elements) wouldn't confound profiles with instance data. Are we on the same line?
I reckon this maybe a very naive check, but one never knows - and maybe some of the wording above can be used to clarify things in the Guidance doc, as a nice side effect ;-)

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