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1.3 SDMX and related materials

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:27:54 -0400
Message-ID: <4F8829DA.2020402@durusau.net>
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Section 1.3 SDMX and related materials reads in part:

> There have been a number of important results from this work: two 
> versions of a set of technical specifications - ISO:TS 17369 (SDMX) - 
> and the release of several recommendations for structuring and 
> harmonising cross-domain statistics, the SDMX Content-Oriented 
> Guidelines. All of the products are available at www.sdmx.org 
> <http://www.sdmx.org>. The standards are now being widely adopted 
> around the world for the collection, exchange, processing, and 
> dissemination of aggregate statistics by official statistical 
> organisations. The UN Statistical Commission recommended SDMX as the 
> preferred standard for statistics in 2007.
> The SDMX specification defines a core /information model/ which is 
> reflected in concrete form in two syntaxes - SDMX-ML (an XML syntax) 
> and SDMX-EDI. The Data Cube vocabulary builds upon the core of the 
> SDMX information model.
> A key component of the SDMX standards package are the 
> *Content-Oriented Guidelines* (COGs), a set of cross-domain concepts, 
> code lists, and categories that support interoperability and 
> comparability between datasets by providing a shared terminology 
> between SDMX implementers. RDF versions of these terms are available 
> separately for use along with the Data Cube vocabulary.

There is an outstanding "todo" item to bring references into W3C style 
but the quoted material is ambiguous as to which version of the SDML 
specification defines the core information model that is being followed. 
The references to the COGs are also vague.

Suggest adding explicit references both in the text and in the 
bibliography to specific versions of these documents.

Curious why the COG vocabularies, in RDF "versions" are not reported as 
normative references?

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)
OASIS Technical Advisory Board (TAB) - member

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