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Re: [dxwg] PROF roles and their definitions (#1049)

From: Rob Atkinson via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 05:31:31 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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relating to some specific points above 

1) "specification" - may be problematic and not sufficiently useful - happy to drop and reintroduce an equivalent if we have an argued case with an example.

2) "mapping" was introduced as a result of feedback #847 and although its not teased out in a UC its something I am finding is needed when describing activities , for example in the Citizen Science area - where one of the most valuable pieces of information is how a project schema maps to various alternative data standards  - this relationship often carries most of the documentation about the semantic constraints on a given element.

3) "most of the terms here are ambiguous in that they could be either human-readable documents or actionable code. " is by design - it doesnt make them ambiguous w.r.t. role at all - and other metadata indicates the format (and information profile if desired) which determines if a resource is actionable by a specific client.

Your list is a good list of _examples_ of resources - we actually need to tease out the general cases they illustrate and define role identifiers and descriptions that match these.  There is a straw man for these already based on a combination of UC and feedback. This is the starting point.

The process now must be to raise a separate issue for each case where one of the following cases applies:

a) a resource fits the role but the name or description can be improved to make it clearer
b) a resource almost fits a role and it should be generalised to allow it to match better
c) a resource can be shown not to fit any role and is an important enough case we could all agree its worth extending 
d) it fits OK, but it is felt worthwhile using as an example to help people see how these roles work for familiar objects

happy to leave this issue open as a reminder we need to have a statute of limitations for provision of new suggestions.



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