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Re: Why is the video property bound to creative work?

From: Laura Dawson <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:22:30 +0000
To: "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
CC: Dan Scott <dan@coffeecode.net>, Jarno van Driel <jarno@quantumspork.nl>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF697E3E.6A17D%laura.dawson@bowker.com>
I like this very very much. It can also be used to relate books to one
another, or movies to books - ≥derived from≤, ≥adapted from≤, etc.

On 4/8/14, 10:20 AM, "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org"
<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:

>What about adding a "related" property to Thing?
>The type of the object of this statement would then indicate the nature
>of the relatedness, e.g. a VideoObject.
>Best wishes
>On 08 Apr 2014, at 16:06, Laura Dawson <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com> wrote:
>> Generic can be extremely useful and flexible, particularly if other data
>> elements are adding additional context.
>> On 4/8/14, 9:59 AM, "Dan Scott" <dan@coffeecode.net> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 10:33:22AM +0200,
>>> wrote:
>>>> In general, I am supportive of this, since any entity could "have" a
>>>> video.
>>>> But of course you can also model it the other way round:
>>>> http://schema.org/VideoObject
>>>> ---> about --> Thing
>>>> This works as of now. The main problem with the current solution is
>>>> that search engines seem to have a hard time honoring information in
>>>> that structure. And since we have the property "image" at the level of
>>>> http://schema.org/Thing, why not promote video thereto, too?
>>> It's a bit of a slippery slope; "audio" will undoubtedly be next,
>>> suggesting that we need a property that can accept any MediaObject.
>>> And then MedicalProcedure will need to link to an associated Diet and
>>> ExercisePlan (which are CreativeWorks). Really, "followup" having a
>>> range limited to Text is...  pretty limiting.
>>> So perhaps Thing just needs a property that accepts a range of
>>> CreativeWork to provide this direction of linking? Horribly generic, I
>>> know.
>>> Dan
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