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Re: For review: Schema.org/Discussion

From: John Breslin <john.breslin@nuigalway.ie>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:31:32 +0000
To: John Breslin <john.breslin@nuigalway.ie>, Charlie Jiang <chjiang@microsoft.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
CC: Bahareh Heravi <bahareh.heravi@deri.org>, Maciej Dabrowski <maciej.dabrowski@deri.org>, <sioc-dev@googlegroups.com>
Message-ID: <CD0B46C4.32FFF%john.breslin@nuigalway.ie>
Happy New Year everyone!

Charlie, all ­ Išve been thinking a little bit more about this (six months
later!) and I think it would be good to follow the model used by blogs in
schema.org, (Blog and BlogPosting) but tailor this towards forums by having
the thread or discussion linking the forum to the forum post.

Forums are a little bit different because in threads, posts have more equal
importance (whether they are starter or reply posts) whereas in blogs the
original blog post is the important bit.

Herešs one idea.

Class Forum (similar to Blog, subtype of CreativeWork)
  Property thread -> Thread

Class Thread (or Discussion as proposed by Charlie)
  Property post -> Post

Class Post (or ForumPost)
  Need to figure out how to type some of these as Questions / Answers /
  I think you were looking for this too Charlie; we have this in SIOC Types

This is similar to the structure of most forums and also allows for easy
markup of Posts within Thread pages and Threads within Forum listings.

Wešve started putting together a document showing terms from SIOC and
relationships to existing schema.org terms ­ see

Best regards,

On 14/06/2012 11:38, "John Breslin" <john.breslin@nuigalway.ie> wrote:

> Hi Charlie, all -
> Great stuff!
> Actually we have been looking into how to better align SIOC
> (http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec) with Schema.org and we would like to produce a
> draft review of terms from both sides to see if alignment is possible.
> A little bit about SIOC as you may not be aware of it...
> SIOC is a schema for describing social web content (posts, comments, forums,
> blogs, etc.) - itšs been in development for nearly eight years and is
> currently one of the formats used by Drupal 7 along and various other
> applications/sites.
> I recently gave a talk about SIOC data (see slides at
> http://www.slideshare.net/Cloud/20110426a-amsterdam-ifipsnsci from April) and
> according to the recent CommonCrawl dataset, SIOC terms like UserAccount,
> Comment and BlogPost are found in the top 20 most commonly-used RDFa types.
> We would be very interested in figuring out what we can do to accommodate all
> proposals, even modifying SIOC terms where appropriate.
> I will send some more details shortly.
> Thanks!
> John
> On 02/06/2012 17:36, "Charlie Jiang" <chjiang@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> We've put forth a preliminary proposal for Shema.org/Discussion. It can be
>> found at http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/DiscussionSchema.
>> This proposal is initially for supporting technical discussions. However, we
>> do see the need to make it domain agnostic. We would love to have your
>> feedback.
>> Thanks,
>> Charlie

John Breslin http://johnbreslin.org http://linkd.in/johnbreslin
Lecturer, Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway http://www.eee.nuigalway.ie
Researcher, Social Software and Semantic Web, DERI http://www.deri.ie
Co-Founder, boards.ie Ltd., StreamGlider Inc., Technology Voice

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