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Comments to RDF Data Cube vocabulary

From: Ørnulf Risnes <ornulf.risnes@nsd.uib.no>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:25:15 +0200
Message-ID: <515E7C5B.5020404@nsd.uib.no>
To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) develops the data analysis 
and visualization tool Nesstar. Nesstar supports the DDI-standard for 
metadata and supports both microdata/survey data and aggregated 
data/cubes, and has been deployed in production environments worldwide 
for more than ten years.

We have been following the work on the RDF Data Cube vocabulary and the 
communication on the mailing list 
publishing-statistical-data@googlegroups.com for a while. We have also 
been experimenting with mapping/converting Nesstar-cubes into Data Cube RDF.

While we have not been able to find time to stress-test (or even test) 
every aspect of the RDF Data Cube vocabulary, our initial conclusion can 
be summed up this way:

The RDF Data Cube vocabulary provides us with flexible and powerful ways 
to describe cubes and to link them with established concepts (both 
internallly and externally developed concepts). Our impression is also 
that the RDF Data Cube vocabulary is designed according to sensible 
design principles. It does not seem too verbose, and it is sufficiently 
open-ended for future changes and extensions. NSD is now in a process to 
reform the ways Nesstar-data is linked with concepts (and ultimately 
data residing elsewhere), and in this process the RDF Data Cube 
vocabulary is a crucial component.

The Section for Software Development at NSD would like to express 
support for the current version (W3C Working Draft 12 March 2013) of the 
RDF Data Cube vocabulary.

-- 
Best regards
Ørnulf Risnes
Head of Software Development Section
Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
http://www.nsd.uib.no
http://www.nesstar.com
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