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Re: [dxwg] Revisiting the definition of "profile" (#963)

From: Karen Coyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:00:55 +0000
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@smrgeoinfo Nothing in our definitions or the guidance document say that profiles CANNOT be actionable. Actionable profiles are one of the many possible kinds of profiles, and we have more than one use case that speaks to validation of data based on profiles. (5.41 Vocabulary constraints [[ID41](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/ucr/#ID41)]) (5.37 Europeana profile ecosystem: representing, publishing and consuming application profiles of the Europeana Data Model (EDM) [[ID37](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/ucr/#ID37)]), If your need is to have a profile that you can compute over, that is fine. We do, however, want to include profiles that are not written as actionable code, such as DCAT-AP and many others. We can hope that our future is one with standarized and actionable profiles, but we have a present and legacy that also needs to be accommodated. My feeling is that excluding those will overly narrow the community that will participate with us. 

Note that I come from a humanities environment where the data is much less rigorous and other than search and display very little computation takes place. Profiles have been written documents, and only now is there some profiling based on RDF classes and properties. 

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