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Re: dwbp-ISSUE-82 (Dataset): What is the definition of a dataset? [Best practices document(s)]

From: Christophe Guéret <christophe.gueret@dans.knaw.nl>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:10:36 +0100
Message-ID: <CABP9CAFSmbu6Y59AWAxsQdKuhSR9ZFu1hpQiDQP4_RXjnsP6jQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
+1 to stick to the definition of DCAT.


On 7 November 2014 16:05, Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group
Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:

> dwbp-ISSUE-82 (Dataset): What is the definition of a dataset? [Best
> practices document(s)]
> http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/track/issues/82
> Raised by: Phil Archer
> On product: Best practices document(s)
> There has been some discussion recently about the definition of the term
> dataset. This is something that was discussed extensively in the GLD WG in
> previous years in the context of developing DCAT. The definition settled
> down as: "A collection of data, published or curated by a single agent, and
> available for access or download in one or more formats." See
> http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/#class-dataset
> It is deliberately very broad. It includes obvious things like CSV files
> and RDF dumps, but it also includes electronic documents - a term that
> itself is broad enough to include videos, presentations and more.
> If the group chooses to use a different definition then it should be aware
> that DCAT is in widespread and growing use. Further, the vocabulary work
> planned for the DWBP WG is likely to extend DCAT rather than build a new
> vocabulary.

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