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Re: Vehicles, and customizable products

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:19:42 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOa=-1aFn14PsH_Ra3AG0eccyVmbvJoDLATXfy7wtXAAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Francois-Paul Servant <francois-paul.servant@orange.fr>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Thanks Martin.

I agree that VSO covers most of what is needed.  Thanks also for pointing
out the overlap with productontology.org.

So one thing that has caused MUCH confusion within Freebase over the last
several years are the concepts of :

Trim of a Model
Variant of a Model
Generations of a Model
Platforms (models and generations...very weird sometimes)

That Generations is a sticking point, because historically there has been
some mixing of "Internal designations" that manufacturers use and the
produced models within that generation.  Someone at Volkswagen or Renault,
etc.. would have to help a bit there to clarify.  I do know that the
Automobile Generation also has a direct impact on the Car Collecting world
as well, so it's fairly important to get it right.  Based on my own
research, it looks like we would ideally want an Alternate Internal
Designation Name property under Generation:

automobileModel:
    -generations
    -modelYears


generation:
    -manufacturersAlternateName
    -generationNumber

platform:
    - ????

Real world example is the internal designation of a Porsche 997 -
https://www.freebase.com/m/0327v_?props=&lang=en&filter=%2Fautomotive%2Fgeneration&all=true

Thoughts on Generations or Platforms ?

-- 
-Thad
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