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Re: Proposal: Looking inside tables

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:31:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=5WqkjYMqFD1EefYuQq3vXWtK+somGDtE+Ly_pjmVAj-Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Omar Benjelloun (عمر بنجلون) <benjello@google.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Ramanathan Guha <guha@google.com>
On 14 August 2013 16:47, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dan,
> Can you spell out exactly with an example, "what is appealing" ?  Lost in translation I'm afraid.

The idea is that we are mapping tabular grids into more explicitly
descriptive structured data graphs. Some of these tables might be in
HTML, but others will come from CSV or other RDBMS dumps.

If we represent the information we need as an RDF vocabulary (e.g.
schema.org extensions) then it will be equally applicable to any way
of publishing/sharing such tables.

If we represent it as new RDFa-like attributes, or new Microdata-like
attributes, it will only work with tables written in that syntax. It
is appealing to have a single approach work as far as possible with
all table notations...

Does that help?

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