From Dataset Exchange Working Group

Agenda Tuesday 31 July 2018 20:00 UTC (in your time zone)


Chair: Karen Coyle

Regrets: Simon Cox, LarsG

Reminding attendees to put Present+ <nickname>

I. Appoint Scribe

II. Approve July 24 meeting minutes

III. Check who is on IRC and WebEx

IV. Reminder about registration for TPAC (early bird rates)

Checking Open Action items


Profile Guidance group

  • subgroup report
  • documentation of profile description
  • Request (NC): can Requirements be moved from GDoc to GitHub?
    • all items in the GDoc have had GitHub issues created and the doc has been annotated with them
    • labeling of the issues has occurred and sorting queries placed in the GDoc

Profile Negotiation

  • subgroup report


Pull requests waiting

Requirements must be approved for Conneg and Profiles

Europeana Use Case: Requirements for Profiles

See: ID37. Use case is greatly edited, new requirements replace requirement 12.:

  • 12.6 Requirement: a profile may be (partially) "implemented" by "schemas" (in OWL, SHACL, XML Schema...) that allow different levels of data validation.
  • 12.7 Requirement: data publishers may publish data according to different profiles, either simultaneously (in one same data "distribution") or in parallel (via content negotiation).
  • ["Virtual" requirement: from the EDM profile(s) it should be possible to infer specific requirements in terms of data validation: this is probably out of scope of DXWG now, but we've done it for the DCMI WG that Karen and I co-chaired. It should also be possible to derive requirement in terms of description of profiles vs their implementations/schemas and how all this should be served. Now I see that there are some requirements like "Profiles are "named collections of properties" or metadata terms (if not RDF)", "Profiles may provide rules on cardinality of terms (including “recommended”)", "Profiles may provide rules governing value validity" "Profiles may express dependencies between elements of the vocabulary (if A then not B, etc.)" that go in this direction already. But I lack time and am hoping this will be captured by other cases, or will be addressed at a later stage of DXWG work]

Note: Conneg group should review conneg requirements; see if profileDesc functionality and conneg are adequately covered

In the queue

Proposed new use cases

Still needed?

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