Re: Percentages in Linked Data

Hello Dave,

Thank you! I think the QUDT definition was just what I was looking for. 
I was aware of the QUDT vocabulary but I guess I did not expect to find 
percentage defined there because I did not consider it a unit.

I am using multi-measure observations, but I think I can manage with not 
attaching the unit to the observations but to the general description of 
the measure property (qb:MeasureProperty), as suggested in paragraph 
6.5.1 of the Data Cube vocabulary:


On 24-6-2013 19:32, Dave Reynolds wrote:
> Hi Frans,
> On 24/06/13 17:37, Frans Knibbe | Geodan wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I would like to publish some statistical data. A few of these numbers
>> are percentages. What is the best way to make it clear to data consumers
>> that the numbers are to be treated as percentages? As far as I can tell,
>> the XSD data types do not suffice.
> QUDT does include percent as a unit:
> Assuming you are using the RDF Data Cube then you can use this as the 
> value of unit of measure attribute (sdmx-attribute:unitMeasure).
> If you are dealing with single measures or measure-dimension cubes 
> that should be fine.
> You are using multi-measure observations then life gets harder. In 
> that case you might consider encoding your values as e.g. 
> qudt:QuantityValues and attaching the unit of measure that way.
> Dave

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