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Re: FictionalThing proposal added to Web Schemas wiki

From: Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:49:35 -0500
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
CC: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>, Web Schemas TF <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Message-ID: <CD48DEDD.1E8F9%laura.dawson@bowker.com>
There are many edge cases, but I think there are enough straightforward
cases to warrant the attempt.

On 2/19/13 6:40 AM, "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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