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#130202

Robert Casey
Member

Good arguments, Makx. What came to mind from Seismology, for data sets and data products, is that the Data Set will by cited in Papers that use it for study (Paper schema:citation DataSet) but the investigator that created the Data Set will insist that it is accompanied by a landing page that References a document describing the experiment or study that created the data (DataSet schema:references Paper). The DataSet must exist prior to studies that cite its use, so there’s some directionality there, but the origin of the DataSet points to the foundational Paper written by the PI, so that is also directional.
The fundamental issue we’ve identified is that schema:citation can accidentally be cyclic, and I think we want the referential graph to be acyclic so we can know what is prior art.
-Rob