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Re: [call for comments] voiD - vocabulary of interlinked datasets

From: Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:57:47 +0200
To: Keith Alexander <k.j.w.alexander@gmail.com>
Cc: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <200806111557.48908.hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>

Hello

On Wednesday 11 June 2008 14:07:16 Keith Alexander wrote:
> Our aim is that existing vocabularies like DC be used where possible, and
> the primer Michael mentioned will hopefully give advice on which existing
> terms are most appropriate to use with the voiD vocabulary. In this case,
> perhaps ?dataset foaf:maker ?agent  ?

(Re)using existing vocabulary makes sense, no doubt. Unfortunately, foaf:maker 
does not suffice w.r.t. the provenance questions I mentioned in my previous 
mail. DC is more expressive in this regard; it has dcterms:creator, 
dcterms:publisher, dcterms:contributor, and dcterms:source. However, even DC 
does not cover all of my provenance questions. For instance, it is impossible 
to describe the method with which an RDF dataset has been created (e.g. mined 
from a text, extracted from a relational DB).

Bye,
Ole
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2008 13:58:44 UTC

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