On the upcoming conference in Amsterdam “Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies”, Matthias Palmer from MetaSolutions will do a presentation on DCAT-AP implementations and learnings to date. Matthias will also present some generic conclusions regarding things to take into consideration when writing standards or application profiles, to minimize the risk for developers to rely on guesswork or ignore parts that are unclear.

Smart Descriptions & Smarter Vocabularies presents the challenges like this: The need to describe data with metadata is well understood: the problem is how best to do it. There are many answers to that question which in itself creates a further problem: with so many standards to choose from, which one should I use to describe my data? With so many is use, which one(s) should I build my application to look for?

Find out more of the event here: https://www.w3.org/2016/11/sdsvoc/

Read the paper here: http://metasolutions.se/publications/201611_sdsvoc_entryscape.html