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Re: [Agldwg-all] Comments sought on The Profiles Vocabulary, W3C WG Note

From: Bernadette Hyland-Wood <b.hylandwood@uq.net.au>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:09:35 +0000
To: Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>, "Thomson, Joshua" <Joshua.Thomson@act.gov.au>, Nicholas Car <nicholas.car@surroundaustralia.com>, "Agldwg-all@lists.csiro.au" <Agldwg-all@lists.csiro.au>
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Hi all,
Thanks for pointing this out Armin. GraphDB is a good tool but I'm not sure I was convinced of much with that particular visualization (early days).

I too am interested in what use case(s) lend themselves to an LD approach re getting high quality data on covid19 more widely available. Thinking out loud here -- bringing together data on supply chains, inventories from disparate systems. LD really lends itself to international collaboration.

Providing data stewards and researchers a 'bucket' into which to toss their data, and allowing data scientists to wrangle into LD to describe and disseminate, in machine & human format would be ideal. The 'worldometer-style' data-driven portals are certainly useful but there is richer data to be shared, explored and made continuously available for future pandemic planning & response.

If others have ideas, please let's keep this thread going. I'm reporting on covid19 data projects to a committee of Go8 professors & ECRs -- a chance to get LD some positive press.

Also, if you haven't seen it, GovLab in New York (Dr Stefan Verhulst) is doing great work on data collaboration for covid19, see http://www.thegovlab.org/static/files/publications/ACallForActionCOVID19.pdf
7 actions to make data collaboration systematic, sustainable, and responsible in light of covid-19 see developing governance framework establishing


Bernadette Hyland-Wood

From: Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>
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Subject: Re: [Agldwg-all] Comments sought on The Profiles Vocabulary, W3C WG Note


The University of California at Santa Barbara is building a COVID-19 Knowledge Graph. It is beta, and adhoc, but it shows somehow what is possible with Linked Data. Maybe we should consider building something similar for the Australian Government. We do have resources at ANU to do so, if there is interest.

This KG can be visualized at:


Example query:


Query endpoint: http://covid.geog.ucsb.edu:7200/sparql and




From: Agldwg-all <agldwg-all-bounces@lists.csiro.au> on behalf of Bernadette Hyland-Wood <b.hylandwood@uq.net.au>
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at 6:14 pm
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Subject: Re: [Agldwg-all] Comments sought on The Profiles Vocabulary, W3C WG Note

Hi Josh,

Looking at Singapore's COVID19 stats dashboard that you referenced, it looks like standard HTML, JavaScript & a pretty CSS front end to a SQL database..

Meaning, there is nothing in what I can see that suggests that it is using linked (open) data. It appears to be event reporting data from a government public health reporting database.

The author of the site is UpCode Academy who offers SQL / Python / Ruby on Rails training. See https://www.upcodeacademy.com

Hope that helps.


Bernadette Hyland-Wood

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School of Political Science and International Studies

The University of Queensland

Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia

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Subject: Re: [Agldwg-all] Comments sought on The Profiles Vocabulary, W3C WG Note


Hi all,

This is Josh Thomson from ACT Government.

With Coronavirus data visualisations growing across all government, the below link came to my inbox.

Does anybody know if the Australian Government is using anything like this? To my untrained eye, it looks like a linked data graph


I hope everyone is doing ok.



ACTmapi Data Manager | Office of the Surveyor-General and Land Information
Ph: 02  6207 6889| Email: joshua.thomson@act.gov.au<mailto:joshua.thomson@act.gov.au>
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate | ACT Government

Dame Pattie Menzies House, Challis Street, Dickson | GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2601

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Subject: Re: [Agldwg-all] Comments sought on The Profiles Vocabulary, W3C WG Note

Dear Australian Government Linked Data Working Group members,

Just a reminder that we are still interested in your comments on PROF.

It is likely that we - PROF editors - will be considering some extensions to the PROF NOTE in 2020 along the lines of:

* more, refined, Profile relations

  * more than just isProfileOf, perhaps extensions of owl:imports, some notion of used etc.

* subclasses of Profile

  * perhaps DataProfile, FunctionalProfile etc.

These considerations are motivated by unaddressed issues from before the NOTE’s publication. We can also address other points you might raise.


Nick & Rob

On 6 Jan 2020, at 10:28 pm, Nicholas Car <nicholas.car@surroundaustralia.com<mailto:nicholas.car@surroundaustralia.com>> wrote:

Dear AGLDWG Members,

The W3C’s Dataset Exchange Working Group has just released The Profiles Vocabulary, created “to allow the machine-readable description of profiles of specifications for information resources” as a W3C Working Group Note [1] and we are inviting you to comment on it.

The Working Group is very interested in collecting feedback on this vocabulary from a wide range of standards organisations and practitioners since ‘profiles’ are a general and widely-used concept and many communities do profiling. The Note is not final yet, so it is certainly possible to influence its ultimate form.

If you would like to comment on the Note, please do so by emailing the WG’s public comments mailing list [2] (Reply All to this) or by creating an Issue in the WG’s Issue Tracker [3] by Friday, 7th of February 2020. If you do create GitHub Issues directly, please label them “profiles-vocabulary” and “feedback”.

We will attempt to respond to your comments either in the mailing list, GitHub Issues or both by Friday, 6th of March, 2020 and may then release an updated Note based on Feedback.


Nicholas Car & Rob Atkinson

Editors, The Profiles Vocabulary

W3C’s Dataset Exchange Working Group


[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/dx-prof/

[2] public-dxwg-comments@w3.org<mailto:public-dxwg-comments@w3.org>

[3] https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3Aprofiles-vocabulary

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