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DataRecord and Dataset Search

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 14:54:36 +0000
To: "danbri@google.com" <danbri@google.com>
CC: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ADA3AFCC-B0CA-4633-93AC-34503A0C4839@hw.ac.uk>
Hi Dan,

Great to see the announcement this week about the Google Dataset search. Here is a link to a blog post for anyone who has not seen it yet
https://www.blog.google/products/search/making-it-easier-discover-datasets/

Within Bioschemas, we have been building up a profile usage of DataCatalog containing Dataset(s) which themselves contain DataRecords. A DataRecord is something that we would be proposing as an addition to schema.org<http://schema.org>. The idea is that a DataRecord is contained within a Dataset and would specify the types of entity that the record is about, e.g. Protein.
http://bioschemas.org/types/DataRecord/specification/

We would like to understand whether DataRecord is an idea to which the schema.org<http://schema.org> community would be receptive. An alternative approach would be to use Dataset for both records within a Dataset and the Dataset itself.

Thanks

Alasdair

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