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Re: Socialnetworks of a person or organization

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:58:39 -0400
Message-ID: <5348577F.4030606@openlinksw.com>
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 4/11/14 4:06 PM, Jarno van Driel wrote:
> Being a non-illuminati I think simple. The description of sameAs 
> mentions about the item's identity. Now for me my 'identity' isn't 
> defined by a Youtube channel where I share random stuff I like on the 
> web. I am no @VideoGallery, I'm me, a real life person and not a 
> collection of videos. 
Dan's example in HTML+Microdata (which by notation choice 
*inadvertently* blurs visibility of the relation semantics in play) :

<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
<span itemprop="name">Stephen Fry</span>
     (<a itemprop="url" 
      <a itemprop="sameAs" 
<a itemprop="sameAs"

Turtle  translation:

<> <http://www.w3.org/ns/md#item> [
<http://schema.org/name> "Stephen Fry";
<http://schema.org/sameAs> <http://twitter.com/stephenfry>,
<http://schema.org/url> <http://www.stephenfry.com/>
<http://www.w3.org/ns/rdfa#usesVocabulary> <http://schema.org/> .

What does Dan's example demonstrate?

The function of a *pronoun* in a sentence or statement. Basically, the 
example makes the following claim, using terms from <http://schema.org/> 
(a Vocabulary):

Someone or something has determined the existence of an entity that has 
the following discernible attributes:
Name: "Stephen Fry"
Type: Person
referencedBy: <http://twitter.com/stephenfry>, 
<http://twitter.com/stephenfry>, <http://www.stephenfry.com/> .

Personally, I wouldn't denote a relationship predicate/property for this 
relation, in this manner, due to the *equivalence* intuition. 
Alternatives inclued:

1. referencedBy
2. subjectOf
3. identifiedBy -- this is my personal favorite .



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