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Re: New proposal: health & medical extensions to schema.org

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 17:15:44 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaPXcfps3ixMfcX=sVOMOh1PzfDAaK4wEiZx-2y_fgFiHA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
1. Is this

<span itemprop="name">Dr. John Smith</span>

on the MedicalScholarlyArticle example

going to cause Parsing problems ?  Use of the short form "name" of the
Author conflicting with the short form "name" of the
MedicalScholarlyArticle within the same ?

2. And where's the ending </p> in the example ... hidden further and just
expected ?

I basically worry that the combination of both of those in the example
might cause some shortsightedness with any Schema.org parsers themselves.
 Is my worry unfounded or will itemscope itself keep everything in check
even if there's 1 <div> ?... because there are a whole lotta "name"
properties in that 1 example and the scope itself keeps changing through
the <div> and stacking along with <span> elements instead ... scary stuff
to me.

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:

> Good call, fixed and updated! Thanks Thad.
> --Aaron
> On Mon May 14 17:17:56 GMT-400 2012, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> relevantSpecialty MedicalSpecialty<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalSpecialty> If
>> applicable, a medical specialty in which this term is relevant.
>> For the above  MedicalEntity<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalEntity> ,
>> I would advise replacing "term" with "entity".  A potential snafu there.
>> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As Ive alluded to before on this list (
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2012Feb/0053.html),
>> over the past 6 months, a few of us at Google and other institutions have
>> been working on a set of schema.org extensions to cover the health and
>> medical domain. After several internal iterations and a lot of feedback
>> from initial reviewers (including the US NCBI; physicians at Harvard,
>> Stanford, and Duke; the major search engines; and a few health web sites),
>> we think we have a solid draft and would like to open it for public
>> feedback as a step toward incorporating it into schema.org.
>> The proposed health/medical schema can be found at
>> http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/ which includes an introduction
>> as well as a snapshot of the type hierarchy and several markup examples.
>> It's also linked on the w3 wiki at
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/MedicalHealthProposal. As you'll see
>> this is a substantial piece of work, so wed welcome feedback and detailed
>> review comments on the specifics (please follow up to this email).
>> For those interested in more background on the approach: our goal is to
>> create schema that webmasters and content publishers can use to mark up
>> health and medical content on the web, with a particular focus on markup
>> that will help patients, physicians, and generally health-interested
>> consumers find relevant health information via search. The scope of
>> coverage for the schema is broad, and is intended to cover both consumer-
>> and professionally-targeted health and medical web content (of course, any
>> particular piece of online health/medical content is likely to use only a
>> subset of the schema). Weve worked with physicians, consumer web sites,
>> and government health organizations to get input into the key topics and
>> properties to model and to refine the schema structure and type/property
>> documentation.
>> Note that it is explicitly not our goal to replace the many very good and
>> comprehensive medical ontologies, meta-thesaurii, or controlled
>> vocabularies that have been created over the years; our focus has been
>> instead on creating complementary, lightweight markup that surfaces the
>> existence of and relationships between entities in health/medical web
>> pages. When other ontologies and/or controlled vocabularies are available,
>> our proposed schema can link to and take advantage of them, e.g. via the
>> code property of MedicalEntity<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalEntity>.
>> It is also not an initial goal to support automated reasoning, medical
>> records coding, or genomic tagging, as these would require substantially
>> more detailed (and hence high barrier-to-entry) modeling and markup; they
>> could be considered for future extensions.
>> We look forward to your feedback!
>> Thanks,
>> Aaron Brown (Google)
>> --
>> Aaron Brown | Senior Product Manager | Google, Inc. | New York, NY
>> --
>> -Thad
>> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry

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