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Re: dataset semantics

From: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:03:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4EEF27F4.5000809@emse.fr>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Le 19/12/2011 06:26, Sandro Hawke a écrit :
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> I don't know if anyone is doing this, and I rather doubt anyone is doing
> it in a standardized manner.   Well, there's CKAN.   I haven't look at
> what's dataset-like there.   (Void uses the word "dataset" to mean
> g-box, so it may be a bit hard to tell.)  *shrug*

Void is rather vague in its definition of datasets and I don't think we 
can map it to one of our g-terms, nor even to our RDF Dataset proposal:

"""The fundamental concept of VoID is the dataset. A dataset is a set of 
RDF triples that are published, maintained or aggregated by a single 
provider. Unlike RDF graphs, which are purely mathematical constructs 
[RDF-CONCEPTS], the term dataset has a social dimension: we think of a 
dataset as a meaningful collection of triples, that deal with a certain 
topic, originate from a certain source or process, are hosted on a 
certain server, or are aggregated by a certain custodian. Also, 
typically a dataset is accessible on the Web, for example through 
resolvable HTTP URIs or through a SPARQL endpoint, and it contains 
sufficiently many triples that there is benefit in providing a concise 
summary."""


AZ.

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> I think this kind of work, as with RDF, may need to be done rather
> speculatively, because the benefits to adopting this technology *before*
> it's a standard are so slight.   People exchange datasets inside their
> company and with people they know, but without standards for what it
> means, why would one publish them on the open Web?
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> But, yeah, honestly, I have no idea.    I do know a lot of people asked
> for a standard for "Named Graphs", and when I ask what they mean, I
> understand them to be saying they want to be able to, in their RDF,
> refer to other bits of RDF.
>
>     -- Sandro
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