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Re: [void-discussion] Representing dataset statistics

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:05:14 +0000
Cc: HCLS IG <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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To: void-discussion@googlegroups.com

Just a quick reaction on the dataset statistics section.

Less is probably more there. Unless you have a very concrete need for the more complex constructs there (e.g., you have a federation framework that requires exactly those statistics), then I’d recommend sticking to the simplest constructs. If there is a particular number you want to include that cannot be expressed with a simple VoID property, it may be better to introduce a new property.

I say this because the more complex constructs (e.g., clever stuff with class and property partitions) tend to go unused and can be misleading.


On 29 Jan 2014, at 12:09, Alasdair J G Gray <Alasdair.Gray@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear VoIDers
> (Please cc answers to public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org)
> I am involved in an activity within the W3C Healthcare and Life Sciences Interest Group to specify a set of guidelines for describing datasets. We are well on our way to finalising our community recommendation, you can find the working draft of our note at
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zGQJ9bO_dSc8taINTNHdnjYEzUyYkbjglrcuUPuoITw/edit#
> I am particularly interested in gaining your insight on the dataset statistics that we are aiming to capture and represent using VoID. The following link will take you to the correct section of the document.
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zGQJ9bO_dSc8taINTNHdnjYEzUyYkbjglrcuUPuoITw/edit#heading=h.citrvpsndja
> As you will see we go beyond the simple statistics that are represented in the VoID vocabulary. (The motivation for all these statistics has come from the experiences of the Bio2RDF community.) Specifically, are we violating the VoID predicates and linksets in the way we are using these constructs?
> Best regards,
> Alasdair
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