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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: Davis, Peter <Peter.Davis@neustar.biz>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:55:57 +0000
To: "LeVan,Ralph" <levan@oclc.org>
CC: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@unibw.de>, Guha <guha@google.com>, "Peter Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B7EEA612-9C7E-4846-9E7B-A88216DB68F7@neustar.biz>

On Oct 30, 2013, at 11:37 AM, LeVan,Ralph <levan@oclc.org> wrote:

>> 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.

The same problem exists in the (theatrical/episodic) video metadata community. In one schema alone, we have 0..n occurrences of localized forms of:
+ TitleDisplay19
+ TitleDisplay60 
+ TitleDisplayUnlimited (variants to handle differing rendering environments)
+ TitleSort (suitable for programatic alpha-numeric organization)
+ OriginalTitle
+ TitleAlternate

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