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New dataset descriptor validator

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:27:42 +0000
To: HCLS IG <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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I have been working on a new validator for the dataset descriptions based on Eric’s shape expressions. An initial working prototype is available from

A few things to note:

  *   the current version will only tell you the shapes that a description matches, it does not report where things do not match. This is obviously functionality that needs to be added.
  *   It seeks to match descriptions at the MUST and SHOULD level. A future version will allow you to check only the MUST or the MUST/SHOULD/MAY level.
  *   The description must be supplied as turtle
  *   The whole of the description must be provided in one go

Have a good Christmas all,


Alasdair J G Gray
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