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Re: [dxwg] Axiomitise transitivity of dct:conformsTo through isProfileOf relationships (#844)

From: aisaac via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:50:32 +0000
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Well actually I have just today made a suggestion to remove considerations of inheritance and conformance in the usage note of prof:isProfileOf, as it pollutes the discussion on semantics here, and it should probably be factored in a specific section, not spread across various bits in PROF. And it gives a bias: if we decide to follow what's in this note already, then the discussion here is moot, as indeed there can be almost no debate about the formalization of it :-)

Coming back to formal axioms: the one currently on the table states that is A is a profile of B, and a dataset D conforms to A, than D should conform to B. Let's replace A by "an extension of DCAT-AP", B by "DCAT-AP", assume that "extensions" in DCAT-AP can be captured by our notion of profiling, and see whether the proposed axiom holds in the DCAT-AP context.
I understand that the "recommendations" in @makxdekkers ' [document](Recommendation) imply that an extension of DCAT-AP should never introduce conditions/constraints/recommendations/whatever that makes it possible for data conformant with the extension to be non-conformant with DCAT-AP itself. (NB: the document uses the word 'minimal conformance' but I fail to see other kinds of conformance for DCAT-AP). So this seems to fit the intention of the axiom!

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