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Re: [dxwg] Provenance information [RPIF] (#76)

From: Andrea Perego via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:48:14 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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I think we should consider here cases where "provenance" is expressed in a discursive way - e.g., when describing the dataset lineage (as mentioned in [UC9](https://www.w3.org/TR/dcat-ucr/#ID9)).

This is quite a common practice for scientific data and in some domains, as the geospatial one. In most cases, these lineage descriptions are such that they cannot be easily converted into a machine-actionable representation.

In DCAT-AP, this is done by using `dct:provenance`/`dct:ProvenanceStatement`/`rdfs:label`, and according to the [report on DCAT-AP usage statistics from the European Data Portal](https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/document/report-dcat-ap-use), this information is included in more than 50% of the EDP records (391,616).

It may be worth considering its inclusion in DCAT.

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