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Re: Benifit of Schema.org over linked data or vice versa

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:00:32 -0400
Message-ID: <538C8380.4020301@openlinksw.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
On 6/2/14 9:33 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 5/31/14 5:20 PM, Farhana Sarker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am Farhana Sarker, student in the University of Southampton.
>> I am keen to know the benefit of using schema.org over linked data 
>> technology in reusing or interoperability of data or vice versa.
>> Could you please help me in this regards?
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Farhana
>>
>>
>>
>
> Farhana,
>
> Schema.org is a collaboratively constructed vocabulary.
>
> Linked Data is about denoting (naming or referring to) entities 
> *unambiguously* using HTTP URI so an entity name resolves to a 
> description of its referent (i.e., what it denotes).
>
> With the above definitions in place, in regards to Schema.org and 
> Linked Data, it so happens that Schema.org doesn't mandate 
> *unambiguous* entity denotation. Thus, in the context of Schema.org, 
> you can have an HTTP URI that denotes both a Entity and the Web 
> Document (content can be of any format) that describes the 
> aforementioned Entity [1][2].
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Links:
>
> [1] http://schema.org/Offer -- HTTP URI that denotes an entity
>
> [2] http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/c/9DL64QR7 -- sample report from a 
> utility (called Vapor) that attempts to makes sense (discern meaning) 
> of what the HTTP URI above denotes.
Farhana,

I should have added an even simpler clarification to the above. Think of 
Schema.org as a vocabulary comprised of words (using HTTP URLs). Think 
of Linked Data as a mechanism for creating a vocabulary comprised of 
terms (using generic HTTP URIs).

[1] http://www.wikihow.com/Differentiate-Between-a-Term-and-a-Word -- 
great article that explains the difference between a word and a term.

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