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Re: Dataset description

From: Laufer <laufer@globo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:20 -0300
Message-ID: <CA+pXJijLFoPbNxT4oqLXV9eZ_qVadFcinZP33H4qhyeNNjXLPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Hi, Phil,

Thank you for the link. We should discuss how to absorb this work in our

I was thinking if, in some sense, a dataset description is a kind of
catalog card.

I think that the word description has different levels of granularity. Even
in this particular dataset description you have a property that is also
called a description of the dataset (a description in natural language).

In DWBP FPWD we pointed to a dataset description in the BP "Provide
discovery metadata". It is really necessary to expand the idea that a
description should not be given only for that purpose.
This broad idea is implicit in the text of section 8.1:
Data consumers must be able to:
    discover the data;
    understand the nature and structure of the data, i.e. what the data
describes and how it does it;
    find out the origin of the data and under what terms it may be used.

So, a dataset description should cover all this goals.

It is interesting to note that different domains could have different needs
of dataset descriptions. But I think that in our document we should point
to a minimum set of metadata that is common to all dataset descriptions. We
are already doing that but we don`t talk about a dataset description as an
aggregation of all metadata.

Maybe we could create a BP called "Provide a dataset description" (don't
know if it is the better name) that is broader than the BP "Provide
discovery metadata".
Maybe the domain specific dataset descriptions could be seen as DCAT

Best Regards,

2015-02-22 16:25 GMT-03:00 Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>:

> This is likely to be of interest to this group.
> http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/joejimbo/
> HCLSDatasetDescriptions/blob/master/Overview.html
> I admit it's news to me - but nonetheless welcome for that.
> One of the editors, Michel Dumontier, is a (so far) silent member of this
> WG.
> Something for us to take into account!
> Phil.
> --
> Phil Archer
> W3C Data Activity Lead
> http://www.w3.org/2013/data/
> http://philarcher.org
> +44 (0)7887 767755
> @philarcher1

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