Resolving ISSUE-54, relationship of DCAT to VoID

There are two remaining issues on DCAT that we couldn't address in the telco. A Proposals for one of them is below. If you have any objection to the proposed course of action, please say so via email.

ISSUE-54: Relationship of DCAT and VoID

PROPOSAL: Resolve ISSUE-54 by adding the following text to the DCAT introduction:

Data can come in many formats, ranging from spreadsheets over XML and RDF to various speciality formats. DCAT does not make any assumptions about the format of the datasets described in a catalog. Other, complementary vocabularies may be used together with DCAT to provide more detailed format-specific information. For example, properties from the VoID vocabulary [[VoID]] can be used to express various statistics about a DCAT-described dataset if that dataset is in RDF format.

Received on Friday, 8 March 2013 11:26:39 UTC