Towards Assured Data Quality and Validation by Data Certification

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Provided by: RWTH Aachen University
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
Increasingly a large amount of data relevant to a wide variety of scientific domains is self-published by scientists on websites and this is proving to be an important resource for the replicability and further development of science. Much of this data is even made available as linked data. However, the self-publishing model provides no quality control on the data, and as such datasets frequently contain errors. The authors therefore consider architecture of a system that enables the certification of data (both linked and otherwise) by a web service and the sharing of this certification on the web, and contemplate why this may improve data quality.
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