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Re: FictionalThing proposal added to Web Schemas wiki

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:07:29 +0000
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, "Dawson, Laura" <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
CC: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, Web Schemas TF <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Message-ID: <CD491B81.5C86%richard.wallis@oclc.org>
Martin,

There are definitely some edge cases which will test such a choice.

As with decisions, such as what a CreativeWork is 'about', these are choices
in the scope of the data publisher - anybody can say anything about
anything.

However there are a significant body of Things, generally accepted as
fictional - featuring in fictional creative works, that many will want to
describe as such.  The proposal provides a simple approach to doing so, with
the ability to link to the [CreativeWork] source reference(s) to them.

~Richard.


On 19/02/2013 11:40, "Martin Hepp" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:

> Without having followed the entire thread, I am kind of skeptical as to
> whether there is a sufficiently general and shared definition of what a
> "FictionalThing" is.
> 
> It very often depends on context (in particular temporal context), subjective
> judgment, etc. And we as humans may be unable to tell from our perception
> whether something is fictional or real. Think of
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy
> 
> Squeezing these subtleties into a binary type decision may lead to a dead end.
> 
> Martin
> 
> On Feb 15, 2013, at 4:57 PM, Dawson, Laura wrote:
> 
>> Thank you, Thad - one step closer to my dream of marking up Sherlock Holmes
>> stories with RDF. :)
>> 
>> From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
>> To: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
>> Cc: Web Schemas TF <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Gregg Kellogg
>> <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
>> Subject: Re: FictionalThing proposal added to Web Schemas wiki
>> 
>> Thanks Richard!
>> 
>> I've added some comments to the discussion page, and encourage others to
>> begin doing so as well.
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 4:24 AM, Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Following on from discussions here a couple of months back, I have finally
>>> added a proposal for the FictionalThing type to the wiki
>>> <http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/FictionalThing> and listed it in the
>>> Brainstorming, Use Cases and Advance Notice section of the proposals page.
>>> 
>>> ~Richard.
>>> 
>>> --  
>>> Richard Wallis
>>> Technology Evangelist
>>> OCLC
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> -Thad
>> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
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