PR19 - Add new property to Dataset to refer to related resources



Add new property to Dataset to refer to related resources.

Proposed solution

Add optional property dct:references to Dataset to link to related resources.






Wed, 08/04/2015 - 08:20

It should be noted that dct:references, defined as "A related resource that is referenced, cited, or otherwise pointed to by the described resource", is a subproperty of dct:relation, defined as "A related resource". Given that the issue is formulated very generally as " link to related resources", it seems that dct:relation would be the better solution.

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 14:05


this is also how this information requirement is modelled in ADMS 

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 18:57

ADMS has several ways of expressing relations:


Relevant for this issue:

1. dct:relation for (unspecified) relationships between Assets (which are by defeinion Datasets)

2. wdrs:describedBy for a reference to the "main documentation or specification of the Asset"

3. foaf:page for a reference to "documentation that contains information related to the Asset"


We could use the same approach: dct:relation for a link to related Datasets, foaf:page for related documentation.

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:07

We suggest to link MO2, PR19 and PR26 and propose the following solution:   Dataset and Distribution have the foaf:page property, the range of the property is void:DatasetDescription. This allows having a solution to describe documentation of Dataset and Distribution in a similar way.

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 16:41

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 08:51

[] foaf:page void:DatasetDescription is discussed at MO2, so more details from my side there. 

DCAT, in contrast to VOID, keeps the Dataset/Distribution description details at the dcat:Dataset and dcat:Distribution classes level, instead of having a specialized class as void:DatasetDescription.

In order not to variate from what DCAT recommends, we could stick to inline descriptions and add dct:relation directly to the dcat:Dataset and/or dcat:Distribution?

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