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Data Description in R Working Group
Charge: Read and write DDI Formats in R.
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Documentation Working Group
Charge: Re-usable Structured Documentation: As DDI releases a first version of the Codebook Functional View to the community, documentation and documentation structure becomes essential for its successful implementation. The work during this week, will concentrate on developing both high-level and field-level documentation to assist archives, libraries, and statistical agencies, migrating from an older version of DDI to DDI 4.
More details: Documentation Working Group
Charge: The publications working group contributes content and works to support and promote the various publications produced under the auspices of the DDI Alliance.
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XKOS Working Group
Charge: XKOS leverages the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) for managing statistical classifications and concept management systems, since SKOS is widely used. LOD is used to create Web artifacts that machines can interpret, so publishing machine-readable statistical classifications and other concept management systems as SKOS instances is desired. The XKOS developers found that SKOS was insufficient for the problem. No aspect of SKOS was found to be wrong, just incomplete. Therefore, an extension to SKOS, called XKOS, is proposed.
More details: XKOS - Extended Knowledge Organization System
Web Site Group
Charge: Development and maintenance of the DDI Alliance web site.