Alasdair J G Gray

Connecting the dots in the World's data

Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies (SDSVoc) Report

In December 2016 I presented at the Smart Descriptions and Smarter Vocabularies workshop on the Health Care and Life Sciences Community Profile for describing datasets, and our validation tool (Validata). Presentations included below.

The purpose of the workshop was to understand current practice in describing datasets and where the DCAT vocabulary needs improvement. Phil Archer has written a very comprehensive report covering the workshop. A charter is being drawn up for a W3C working group to develop the next iteration of the DCAT vocabulary.

The HCLS Community Profile: Describing Datasets, Versions, and Distributions from Alasdair Gray
Validata: A tool for testing profile conformance from Alasdair Gray

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    I'm an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. My research focuses on linking datasets. Read more