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Re: Comments to RDF Data Cube vocabulary

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:07:12 +0100
Message-ID: <515EA250.4080201@gmail.com>
To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
Hi Ørnulf,

Many thanks for your feedback on Data Cube.

Glad that your initial experimentation with Data Cube has been 
successful and that Data Cube looks suitable for your use.

W3C GLD Working Group

On 05/04/13 08:25, Ørnulf Risnes wrote:
> 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.
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