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RE: How to link a dataset to its superset?

From: <andrea.perego@ec.europa.eu>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:41:51 +0000
To: <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
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Hi, Frans.

I'm cc'ing the DXWG [1], where issues concerning relationships between datasets are also under discussion.




[1] https://www.w3.org/2017/dxwg/

Andrea Perego, Ph.D.
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European Commission DG JRC
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From: Frans Knibbe [frans.knibbe@geodan.nl]
Sent: 29 November 2017 15:14
To: public-lod@w3.org
Subject: How to link a dataset to its superset?


The VoID vocabulary can be used to describe RDF datasets, and can be used to specify that one dataset is a subset of another dataset. But what is the proper/best way for the inverse relationship - saying that a dataset is a superset of the other?

An example:

ex:DatasetA a void:Dataset;
  void:subset ex:DatasetB

ex:DatasetB a void:Dataset;
  ? ex:DatasetA

What could be put at the question mark? VoID has the property void:inDataset, but it has foaf:Document as its domain. So it can only be used for documents, not for any dataset. Dcterms:isPartOf is another possibility, but it is a very general property which could already be in use for other purposes in the same dataset. Also, it seems kind of funny hat the two inverse relationships come from different vocabularies. Could there be something better?

If there is no ideal solution, I wonder if there at least is a common practice.

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