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Re: Schema.org v. 1.2. published, adding Potential Actions vocabulary.

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:14:33 +0100
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To: "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>, John Domingue <j.b.domingue@open.ac.uk>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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On 16 April 2014 15:43, martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
> Great to see the idea of Semantic Web Services materialize in some form in a real-world setting!
> It would be interesting to see which conceptual similarities can be found between the new branch in schema.org and WSMO (http://www.wsmo.org/TR/d2/v1.3/). I bet there will be overlap ;-)

There have been a lot of previous explorations of this territory, e.g.
HTTP-NG http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-HTTP-NG-interfaces/
http://www.w3.org/Conferences/WWW4/Papers2/141/  and there was even a
workshop ~17 years ago, http://http://www.w3.org/OOP/ "Object
Technology and the Web". The theme has been in the Web community since
the early days, e.g. http://www.w3.org/Talks/WWW94Tim/ ("This means
that machines, as well as operating on the web information, can do
real things.").

The interesting thing this time around is that schema.org Actions are
not just an abstract architecture, but come packaged alongside a large
supporting vocabulary. And the vocabulary in turn covers more than
just the action types themselves, but also provides various other
necessary types and properties that are needed to put the abstractions
into practice. It surely won't be the last word on this matter but I
believe it'll prove a useful milestone.


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