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Re: Conflicts between Cube and DCAT in metadata properties (was: Re: AW: AW: [QB] Last Call document draft)

From: Fadi Maali <fadi.maali@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:20:54 +0000
Cc: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, Benedikt Kaempgen <kaempgen@fzi.de>, Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@gmail.com>, Government Linked Data Working Group <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
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To: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>

On 8 Mar 2013, at 13:15, John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com> wrote:

> cygri wrote:
> 
>> Proposed steps for aligning the two specs:
>> 
>> - recommend dc:title/description on qb:DataSet in addition to rdfs:label/comment
> 
> +1...Names are important; dc:title and dc:description will likely lead
> to stronger, less ambiguous values for these fields.
> 
>> - recommend dc:issued instead of dc:date for creation date in Data Cube
> 
> +1...dc:issued implies "first appeared" and is better than "created,"
> "published," etc....Also, dc:date could refer ambiguously to other
> dates in the lifecycle.
> 
>> - Add a note to beginning of Data Cube Section 9 that says that other documents such as DCAT have additional recommendations for metadata properties.
> 
> +1...Good to specify connections between the recommendations like this.
> 
>> - make dcat:theme a subproperty of dc:subject in DCAT
> 
> +1...dc:subject is more intuitive and should be primary. dcat:theme
> seems more dependent on interpretationů

+1 this is missing from the spec by mistake. It is in the ontology turtle file http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat.ttl  I will correct it

Regards,
Fadi
> 
>> The result would be that if you follow the DCAT recommendations, you end up with something that matches the Cube recommendations, except for the use of a subproperty in the case of dcat:theme vs dc:subject.
> 
> Yes. Thanks, Richard!
> 
> 
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