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using baseuri of a Dataset as the resource representing the Dataset itself

From: Armando Stellato <stellato@info.uniroma2.it>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 19:50:58 +0100
To: "LOD Mailing List" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00d401cce5c9$6fb01660$4f104320$@uniroma2.it>
Dear all,

 

a simple question about publishing datasets according to the VOID
specification:

 

I've a SKOS concept scheme (in the specific: AGROVOC:
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/) to publish according to the VOID
specification. One very simple thing which came to my mind was: why not
using the baseURI (again: http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/) of the scheme as
a resource and publish it as a DataSet?, much like the common practice in
ontologies is to use the baseuri as the resource identifying the ontology
itself. This way, I would not use any file, and I would just make the data
accessible through the SPARQL endpoint. The baseuri would also return -
through HTTP access, in case of a request for any of the RDF mime-types -
exactly the description of the Dataset.

This is compliant with many access modalities suggested in the void guide
(e.g. discovery of dataset through SPARQL queries would still find the
dataset declaration).

However, I did not find any example like this in the DERI guide nor in the
W3C draft, so was wondering if there is any reason for rejecting this
possibility.

 

Best,

 

Armando Stellato
Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:55:02 UTC

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