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Re: [dxwg] Dataset series (#868)

From: matthiaspalmer via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:07:14 +0000
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@jakubklimek I was describing an alternative solution to what you described. In fact I was describing the way we are doing it in Sweden right now, quite a few datasets have been expressed using repeated downloadURLs. Additional properties on the resources like dct:title and dct:termporal may be expressed in individual data catalogs but unfortunately at this stage they are not harvested to the national data portal and therefore not further to the EDP.

I fail to see a problem with the approach I outlined. Having a temporal coverage on both the dataset level and on individual files allows people to search for datasets the way you described.

**Note1:** I would argue that the solution I outlined is very natural as it well aligned with the basic semantics of RDF. I.e. you make statements about resources referenced in the subject position of a triple. All other constructions requires additional semantics to be specified.
**Note 2:** What I am suggesting is much simpler and requires less overhead for maintainers of datacatalogs. Alternatively, if solved by the tool, much less complexity in implementations.
**Note 3:** If the solution I outlined is not enough, you need to say more things about an individual downloadable file, then nothing prohibits the other option to be used in that case if the way to express relations between datasets can be clarified. However, I fail to see a usecase where you need the full strength of the metadata on a dataset to describe the difference between two downloadable files.

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