[openspending-dev] Alternate metadata structure

Friedrich Lindenberg friedrich at pudo.org
Wed May 20 07:48:58 UTC 2015

Ok, I've transferred the bulk of the argument here:



- Friedrich

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 9:13 AM, Paul Walsh <paulywalsh at gmail.com> wrote:

> As noted in the other thread. We can centralise discussion on this here:
> https://discuss.okfn.org/t/open-spending-data-structure-ideas-and-suggestions/300/1
> On 5 May 2015, at 21:41, Friedrich Lindenberg <friedrich at pudo.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> following last weeks discussion about data models, I thought I should sit
> down and write up how I think a more versatile and precise version of the
> BDP stuff could look like. This is based on the assumption that it is
> desirable for the data model to
> a) not rely on naming conventions excessively ("Explicit is better than
> implicit.")
> b) instead, use annotation to express the semantics of the dataset
> c) align for budget comparison outside of the actual source dataset
> d) keep it simple, don't consider hierarchies (cofog1... cofog3) for now
> So here's a guided tour:
> https://gist.github.com/pudo/d810d91778e73e991b48
> I want to emphasise that the additional structure is not just valuable for
> BI/OLAP use cases, but also needed e.g. to generate a meaningful
> ElasticSearch mapping, or to generate a transactional network graph.
> Keen to hear what you think!
> - Friedrich
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