The DCAT Application profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) is a specification based on the Data Catalog vocabulary (DCAT, http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/) for describing public sector datasets in Europe.
Its basic use case is to enable a cross-data portal search for datasets and make public sector data better searchable across borders and sectors. This can be achieved by the exchange of descriptions of datasets among data portals.
This final draft is open for public review until 10 June 2013 and can be accessed at https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/66194.
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