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Re: How Do with deal with the Subjective Matter of Data Quality?

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 15:24:56 -0700 (PDT)
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To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Dear Kingsley,

If we look at what the ISO (www.iso.org) and in particular http://metadata-stds.org/ defines as standards, it is the collective framework of processes, methodologies and technologies used to produce outputs that should safeguard/guarantee the quality.

This issue was brought up in an earlier thread on the quality and standards for the production of ontologies.

It would be an excellent idea to deal with this issue in a separate thread and possibly make related information available on a site (e.g. wiki).

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--- On Thu, 4/7/11, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Subject: How Do with deal with the Subjective Matter of Data Quality?
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net" <dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 5:56 PM


Increasingly, the issue of data quality pops up as an impediment to Linked Data value proposition comprehension and eventual exploitation. The same issue even appears to emerge in conversations that relate to "sense making" endeavors that benefit from things such as OWL reasoning e.g., when resolving the multiple Identifiers with a common Referent via owl:sameAs or exploitation of fuzzy rules based on InverseFunctionProperty relations.

Personally, I subscribe to the doctrine that "data quality" is like "beauty" it lies strictly in the eyes of the beholder i.e., a function of said beholders "context lenses".

I am posting primarily to open up a discussion thread for this important topic.


Kingsley Idehen    
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