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DCAT Last Call issues: definition of Dataset -- examples

From: Makx Dekkers <makx@makxdekkers.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:03:03 +0100
To: "Public GLD WG" <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01ce2972$3d3f4410$b7bdcc30$@makxdekkers.com>
DCAT defines Dataset as "A collection of data, published or curated by a
single source, and available for access or download in one or more


This definition does not give a clear indication of characteristics that
distinguish a Dataset from a more general rdfs:Resource. Would it be
possible to at least provide some examples of existing resources that
fall within this definition, and (even more importantly) some examples
that do not? 


In a conversation on the public mailing list
it was mentioned that "Any file stored on disk is a data set".  This
implies that any machine-readable information (including PDF files!) can
be considered a dcat:Dataset. That doesn't sound right to me.





Makx Dekkers

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