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Re: Can a Product also be a Service or does it require a MTE?

From: <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:41:58 +0200
Cc: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <75E2D923-C1B6-4F2E-8437-43A0DA25FB45@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com>
Re "non-commercial": Non-commercial offers are no different from other others, except for that you do not expect a compensation, so you could simply say that the price is 0 EUR/USD an then it will be clear for a client that what you offer is for free.

Martin



On 04 Jun 2014, at 00:07, Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for explaining Martin, most is clear to me except when to use the Service entity by itself. 
> Because if 'Any offered product or service' = ProductOrService then when would one choose to use just the Service type; only in non-commercial cases?
>  
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> 2014-06-03 19:14 GMT+02:00 <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>:
> 
> On 03 Jun 2014, at 11:25, Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > After reading the description of http://schema.org/Product I got a bit confused. It says:
> > "Any offered product or *service*. For example: a pair of shoes; a concert ticket; *the rental of a car*; *a haircut*; or an episode of a TV show streamed online."
> >
> As for rental etc. of physical products: This is straightforward, since the bundle of rights offered by the offer is defined by the gr/schema:BusinessFunction. When you rent a car, you just obtain temporary usage etc. See the definitions at
> 
> http://www.heppnetz.de/ontologies/goodrelations/v1.html#BusinessFunction
> 
>          gr:ConstructionInstallation
>          gr:Dispose
>          gr:LeaseOut
>          gr:Maintain
>          gr:ProvideService
>          gr:Repair
>          gr:Sell
>          gr:Buy
> 
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> > The 'service' mentioned made twitch a bit since I thought we have http://schema.org/Service for this. Now I looked up ProductOrService on the Goodrelations site (http://wiki.goodrelations-vocabulary.org/Documentation/Product_or_Service) and this page mentions 3 types of Product entities specifically but doesn't mention Service.
> 
> schema:Product is equivalent to gr:ProductOrService. The reason for the naming difference is that schema:Product existed before GR was integrated.
> 
> The subtypes of schema:Product / gr:ProductOrService are for indicating more precisely whether you are talking of
> 
> - a concrete individual (e.g. a car with a VIN, a computer with a serial number, ...)
> - a bag of anonymous products (a bit complicated to explain, I admit) and
> - a product model, essentially a datasheet that defines properties for actualy products.
> 
> >
> > So if it's true that Product also can mean a service, than in which case is one supposed to use Service?
> 
> In essence, being a product is a role that a thing can take by being the object of an offer. schema:Product is not disjoint with any other type, so you can also offer a company, a place, a CreativeWork, etc.
> 
> >
> > And if a Product also can be a Service, would one then only use a Multiple-Type-Entity like 'Product Service' when the Product needs properties that are part of Service (or inversed)?
> 
> If you need properties from another type for describing the product, then a multi-typed entity is the proper way of modeling, yes.
> 
> Martin
> 
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