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Re: [dxwg] Distributions, services and implementation-resources (#411)

From: Annette Greiner via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:25:00 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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So, where are we with regard to enabling a user to determine whether data they are sourcing online is the same data available elsewhere or not? Now that we seem to have an agreement that distributions are not necessarily informationally equivalent, how can a user determine whether one distribution is equivalent to another? This thread exposed at least three use cases relating to this question. 1. A user finds a catalog entry with multiple distributions. How do they decide which to download? 2. A user finds out about a colleague's use of data in one serialization and wants to obtain the same data in a different serialization. How do they know that they are getting equivalent data? 3. A scientist wants to reproduce work by another scientist but doesn't have access to the same data source. They find something that seems to be the same in a data catalog. How do they ensure that they are in fact using the same data?

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