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fileFormat assumes registered mediatypes - need an idiom for obscure formats #1191

danbri opened this issue May 31, 2016 · 2 comments


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@danbri danbri commented May 31, 2016


usecase: describing scientific datasets where the formats are relatively obscure (but still known within their community). URLs to well known READMEs are often the best thing out there - how to express these in

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@agbeltran agbeltran commented Jun 1, 2016

For domains such as life sciences, there are resources such as, which compile information about the standards (formats, ontologies, minimum information guidelines) used by different communities.

Vocabularies such as DCTerms have the notion of conformance to standards (e.g formats) - see

An approach like this has been used in HCLS dataset description and the bioCADDIE DATS model (Github repo:

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@tfrancart tfrancart commented Jun 8, 2016

See also #1155 ?

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