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Re: [dxwg] Change domain or create superclass of dcat:Distribution

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:08:24 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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If we really cared (and i'm not convinced we should) - the we would need to define both data _and_ set - and to my mind what distinguished a dataset from the more general Resource, is that its a set of things - and we can make statements about both the types of things in the set and the membership of the set. I dont see documents fitting that very well, as there is not much useful to say other than 1s and 0s are ordered members of the document.

Because we would want to qualify the relationship between concrete representations and the abstract thing (i.e. a SHACL document expresses constraints against an RDF vocabulary, vs a document containing guidance) - modelling Profiles is similar to modelling Datasets and their possible distributions, or Services. 

We do not need to axiomatise disjointness between subclasses of Resource, but separate models do seem to be useful, according to decisions taken already in DCAT group, so this issue is just a natural consequence of that.

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