StatDCAT-AP respects the conformance requirements defined for DCAT-AP version 1.1 (https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/release/dcat-ap-v11), which means that it will have, at least, the same mandatory classes and mandatory properties as DCAT-AP 1.1. StatDCAT-AP may extend DCAT-AP by specifying additional properties, as long as they are reused from existing RDF vocabularies. StatDCAT-AP may also provide usage notes for properties that already exist in DCAT-AP with specific recommendations for their use for statistical data.
During discussion with stakeholders it was suggested that it would be useful if quality aspects of datasets could be expressed.
Participants in this activity are asked to respond to the following questions:
- What kinds of quality information would be useful to express?
- Is quality information available in existing statistical systems and applications?
- How will exposing this information to general data portals enhance the discoverability of statistical datasets?
- Do you know of any in existing RDF vocabularies that could be used to express this information?