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RE: schema.org and proto-data, was Re: schema.org as reconstructed from the human-readable information at schema.org

From: LeVan,Ralph <levan@oclc.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:37:27 +0000
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@unibw.de>, Guha <guha@google.com>
CC: Peter Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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> From: Martin Hepp [mailto:martin.hepp@unibw.de] 
> For instance, the more precisely you define the semantics of a conceptual element,
> the less likely will it become that the provider and consumer of data associate the
> exact same set of entities with that type.

I can certainly attest to that in the Library community!  I keep waiting for someone to notice that we think the Pope is a corporation!  When you start looking at the full semantics of our bibliographic records, you'll discover that we have 8 different definition for a book's title (Uniform title, Cover title, Spine title, Running title, Parallel title, Distinctive title, Added title, Caption title) and a single book can have many of those titles, but we have to dumb it all down to just "title" in everyone else's schema.

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