RE: Analysis of DCAT profiles

Dear Alejandra,

On Monday, August 07, 2017 3:45 PM, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran [] wrote:

> As starting point for the action assigned to me on an analysis of DCAT
> profiles (, I started the
> following spreadsheet:
> paRrQO8/edit?usp=sharing
> where I am compiling information about the profiles (links to
> documentation, editors, validation tools, SHACL/ShEx representations)
> and the classes and properties they specify.
> Please, feel free to include comments on the spreadsheet for
> additions/corrections, etc.
> I started with DCAT-AP, but will continue with GeoDCAT-AP and StatDCAT-AP.
> Are there other profiles to be considered?

Does it make sense to consider national DCAT-APs, too? In June this year, the German GovData initiative published [1]. The main difference is that makes the license statement on Distributions mandatory, makes some changes on what's recommended and what's optional, and adds some further constraints and some new properties compared to DCAT-AP. I could help add that to the spreadsheet. could also serve as an example of a cascading profile adding further constraints and semantics to DCAT-AP.

[1] (only available in German, I'm afraid...)



Received on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:03:44 UTC