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Re: UK Govt RDF Data Sets

From: Paul Groth <pgroth@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:18:51 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC81D6B.6040000@gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Dan,

Jun Zhao is leading the work with them to come up with a solution that 
leverages the work on the Open Provenance Model as well as the 
Provenance Vocabulary and feeds back into the W3C Provenance Incubator 
Group. From my understanding, this is really critical for them and they 
want something *soon*. So I think the right connections are there and 
they will get something sooner rather than later.


Dan Brickley wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Ian Davis<lists@iandavis.com>  wrote:
>> Kingsley,
>> You should address your question directly to the project organisers,
>> we're a technology provider and host some of the data but it is not up
>> to us when or where the dumps get shared. My understanding is that
>> because this is officially sanctioned data they want to ensure that
>> the provenance is built into the datasets properly. My hope and wish
>> is that the commitment to making dumps available will be built into
>> the guidelines the UK Government are working on. But those won't be
>> issued during this month because of the election.
> Re their provenance requirements, do you know if the right people are
> already engaged with the W3C Incubator on this topic; see various
> links fwd'd in http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2010-April/010164.html
> It would be very interesting if someone were prepared to digitally
> sign the files; or at least to publish checksums on a trusted Web page
> in RDFa. Lots of options that could be explored. BTW I get the
> impression that similar concerns can be found in the library community
> too, when publishing SKOS and wanting to make sure that extensions and
> addons mixed into the data later are not mis-attributed to the
> original source.
> cheers,
> Dan

Dr. Paul Groth (pgroth@few.vu.nl)
Knowledge Representation & Reasoning Group
Artificial Intelligence Section
Department of Computer Science
VU University Amsterdam
Received on Friday, 16 April 2010 08:22:45 UTC

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