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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 15:21:31 +0000
Cc: public-gld-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <6FD03D02-2575-47A7-9584-91C008AF10A7@cyganiak.de>
To: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
On 22 Nov 2011, at 15:06, John Erickson wrote:
> RE adding it in, I would be happy to (please point me there).

http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/

Click on Issues  Create in the sidebar. I guess you need to leave the Product field open for now, as this hasn't been set up yet.

Best,
Richard


> 
> FWIW, in the 116 catalogs whose DCAT-ish metadata we've aggregated in
> IOGDS, we're seeing around 16 languages. That is not definitive; since
> we are "scraping," it is a judgement call. This is why we need
> authoritative sources generated catalog metadata! ;)
> 
> Also: the advice I've given our team is that dct:language should be at
> both the catalog and dataset level --- priority is the catalog --- and
> should allow multiple values (we've done the same thing with
> dct:subject when converting Data.gov datasets with lists of
> "keywords," one subject -> keyword).
> 
> I'll note all of this in the tracker as you've requested...
> 
> John
> 
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
>> John,
>> 
>> 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?
>> 
>> Best,
>> Richard
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> 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>
>>> Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
> Director, Web Science Operations
> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
> Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
> 
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