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Re: DCAT & Provenance

From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@theodi.org>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 13:32:12 +0100
Cc: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>, public-gld-comments@w3.org, public-prov-comments@w3.org, Stuart Harrison <stuart.harrison@theodi.org>
Message-Id: <B58EFAF3-3177-46EA-ABAC-48010F2B8710@theodi.org>
To: Fadi Maali <fadi.maali@deri.org>
Hi Fadi,

(Per process) OK, that's fine.

s/particualr/particular/

Jeni

On 30 May 2013, at 12:13, Fadi Maali <fadi.maali@deri.org> wrote:

> Hello Jeni and Paul,
> 
> Thanks for your feedback regarding representing provenance in DCAT.
> 
> DCAT properties were based on a survey of existing government catalogs. At the time of the survey, catalogs didn't include provenance description.
> I totally agree that including a provenance description is very valuable. However, in the favour of keeping DCAT minimal and focused, I suggest that 
> instead of adding properties from PROV to the DCAT spec, a link to PROV-O ontology is added as currently implemented in the draft (Catalog record section):
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/gld/raw-file/default/dcat/index.html#Class:_Catalog_record
> 
> I hope that is sufficient.
> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> Fadi Maali
> PhD student @ DERI
> Irish Research Council Embark Scholarship holder
> http://www.deri.ie/users/fadi-maali
> 
> On 3 Apr 2013, at 19:25, Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Jeni
>> 
>> +1 for this. From the PROV perspective we are actual ok with both. In our mapping to from dublin core to PROV dct:provenance maps to prov:has_provenance.
>> 
>> It would be nice to encourage people to use PROV in the DCAT document though for describing provenance.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Paul
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 3:18 PM, Jeni Tennison <jeni@theodi.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Looking through DCAT, I notice that there's no property that is recommended for indicating the provenance of a Distribution or CatalogRecord.
>> 
>> Would it be appropriate to include prov:has_provenance as a property of dcat:Distribution and dcat:CatalogRecord, to point to a provenance record? Or dct:provenance to fit in with the other properties.
>> 
>> (I guess one source of my question is that I'm not sure what the rationale is in deciding whether a property is included in DCAT or not.)
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Jeni
>> --
>> Jeni Tennison, Technical Director   theODI.org
>> +44 (0) 7974 420 482                @JeniT
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
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>> Dr. Paul Groth (p.t.groth@vu.nl)
>> http://www.few.vu.nl/~pgroth/
>> Assistant Professor
>> - Web & Media Group | Department of Computer Science
>> - The Network Institute
>> VU University Amsterdam
> 

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