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Re: Question on proposed sports vocab extensions for schema.org

From: Paul Kelly <paul@xmlteam.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:11:00 -0500
Cc: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Message-Id: <D1E5A6CB-5618-407E-85A3-7CC483F1D73E@xmlteam.com>
To: Paul Wilton <paul.wilton@ontoba.com>
On 2012-03-06, at 4:51 AM, Paul Wilton wrote:
> A Person (or an Agent to be more correct) becomes a competitor through
> a relationship with a sporting event (eg sport:Competition in the
> sport ontology, or schema:SportsEvent in schema.org) - being a
> competitor is temporal for the duration of the event (and of course
> future and historical sporting events).
> Some more examples why vocations should not be subclasses of a Person:
> If we had Actor subClassOf Person, this implies we also need Actor
> subClassOf Horse and Dog  (Black Beauty and Lassie) - which would mean
> that John Wayne (as an instance of Actor) would also thus be a Dog and
> a Horse which is clearly incorrect. The concept of an Athlete is
> exactly the same.

Are there other examples where the vocation is a sub-class of person in schema.org? Or is this the first time such a thing has appeared?

Paul Kelly
Director, Software Development, XML Team Solutions Corp.
Chair, Sports Content Working Party, IPTC
Received on Thursday, 8 March 2012 16:11:47 UTC

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