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Re: [dxwg] Options for metadata to describe tabular data in a more strutured way? (#1418)

From: Karen Coyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 17:36:51 +0000
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It makes sense to me that the catalog entry would include a link to the specification that defines the dataset structure and semantics. Not providing this link as part of the catalog entry seems to be a real disservice, causing users to hunt around to discover if such a document exists. 

I don't think `dct:conformsTo` is sufficient. In the DC vocabulary, `dct:conformsTo` is defined as: "An established standard to which the described resource conforms" which is fairly non-specific. Given that the DCAT definition of `conformsTo` also covers a wide range ("model, schema, ontology, view or profile") and that more than one of those might be needed in the description of a Distribution, it appears that there is not a way to indicate which object of `conformsTo` defines the data structure, or which defines, for example, a profile in a textual document. While it may be hard to distinguish between all of the possible objects of `conformsTo` the data structure of the dataset does seem to be necessary for use of the dataset.

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