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Re: Dataset catalog vocabulary: Why no dct:language in DCAT?

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:34:17 +0000
Cc: public-gld-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <E3140B83-073B-44D0-AB20-7573D21181CA@cyganiak.de>
To: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>

On 15 Nov 2011, at 16:38, John Erickson wrote:
> I tweeted this earlier, but I'll go old skool too:
> Does anyone know why dct:language is not part of #DCAT <http://t.co/loHgJejt>
> @cygri any thoughts?

It didn't come up enough in our original review of data catalogs.

That review was very much focused on English-language catalogs because that's pretty much all that was around at that time. With Open Data spreading to more and more countries, and aggregated catalogs becoming more prevalent, I think there's a good case for adding it.

John would you mind raising an issue for this in the tracker?


> The reason I'm asking is mostly curiosity; we're refining our IOGDS
> <http://t.co/7HPOldN> and will be adding dct:language the Catalog
> level, first for statistics purposes and then as a browsable facet.
> dct:language is in our metadata model, but as an "enhancement" that
> gets added after scraping and first-pass conversion. The person doing
> that work has noted the predominant languages (approx 16 across 116
> catalogs from over 36 countries and international organizations) but
> we don't have it "in the graph" (yet)...
> -- 
> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
> Director, Web Science Operations
> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
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