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Transition Request: RDF Data Cube Vocabulary as FPWD

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:48:00 -0400
Message-Id: <E90DA6FA-A9DC-447F-BB61-FEDC98623FA8@3roundstones.com>
Cc: W3C Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>, GLD Chairs <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>, W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
The Government Linked Data (GLD) WG requests transition of the RDF Data Cube Vocabulary as a FPWD.  It is a publication of the GLD  WG.

Draft is at:

Publication date: 14-March-2012

short name: http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-data-cube

Decision to request the transition:



This is the First Call Working Draft of the RDF Data Cube Vocabulary specification. 

The RDF Data Cube Vocabulary is deemed to be a core vocabulary for governments creating and publishing Linked Open Data on the Web.


Statistical data is a foundation for policy prediction, planning and adjustments and underpins many of the mash-ups and visualizations seen on the web. There is strong interest in being able to publish statistical data in both human and machine readable formats to enable it to be linked and combined with related information. 

This specification defines a vocabulary for publishing multi-dimensional data such as statistics, on the web in such a way that it can be linked to related data sets and concepts.   The Data Cube vocabulary provides a means to do this using the W3C RDF (Resource Description Framework) standard. The model underpinning the Data Cube vocabulary is compatible with the cube model that underlies SDMX (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange), an ISO standard for exchanging and sharing statistical data and metadata among organizations. The Data Cube vocabulary is a core foundation which supports extension vocabularies to enable publication of other aspects of statistical data flows.

Not a delta specification.

Bernadette Hyland, co-chair 
W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/
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