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Re: Schema.org Proposal for Organization Sector

From: Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:06:35 +0200
Message-ID: <CADK2AU0x0bgPDNSR7eBseqbpMJfeH5L9iw1ujkqaDBoywA9VuA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
Cc: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
And how about using @category within an Offer to express this?

Something like:
<div itemid="tour-operator" itemscope itemtype="
http://schema.org/Organization">
<link itemprop="additionalType" href="
http://www.productontology.org/id/Tour_operator" />
<span itemprop="name">Acme holidays</span>
<span itemprop="makesOffer" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">
<span itemid="business-function" itemprop="businessFunction" itemscope
itemtype="http://schema.org/BusinessFunction">
<link itemprop="url" href="http://purl.org/goodrelations/v1#ProvideService">
<link itemprop="category" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/07bxq" />
</span>
</span>
</div>


2014-06-07 9:40 GMT+02:00 Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>:

> Hi Thad,
>
> Sounds like a good idea.
>
> How about seeking a relation to the W3C Organization Ontology [1] (as well
> as Freebase, of course, if it brings more to the table). For this specific
> matter, would either 'purpose' [2] or 'classification' [3] be applicable?
>
> (By "seeking a relation", I (as usual) specifically mean cherry-picking
> terms from existing vocabularies, possibly relabel the imports to fit the
> scema.org naming scheme, and explicitly linking the two using RDFS and/or
> OWL in the RDF description of schema.org, to document this relation
> precisely, thus enabling humans and simpler machines alike to connect the
> dots.)
>
> Cheers,
> Niklas
>
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/
> [2]: http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/#org:purpose
> [3]: http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/#org:classification
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 4:39 AM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> You cannot say Organizations are in or about a "Class of Thing".  The
>> Organization is in a Competitive Space ...or an Organization Sector... like
>> "Human Rights"... "Animal Training" ... "A/C Repair Services" ... etc.
>>
>> Freebase has all of these, btw.
>>
>> I just quickly found out within our beloved Schema.org.  We do NOT have
>> an property called Organization Sector, like Freebase does, nor anything
>> close to that to say "This org is in the business of...this org deals
>> primarily with...this org mostly sells products concerning the subject
>> of...."
>>
>> And that just bites and also makes it nearly impossible to easily say
>> that an Organization or Website sells products in a particular
>> category(sector) like Baby & Toddler ... or Pets (Animals) .. or Mufflers
>> ... or A/C ... or provides services in the sector of "Physical Therapy" ...
>> while not having to create thousands of sub-Types unnecessarily, like
>> "Physical Therapist", "Muffler Shop", etc.
>>
>> We need an easy path like Organization Sector, to say that an
>> Organization deals mostly with products or services in a particular sector
>> or subject, if you will.
>>
>> Thoughts ?
>>
>> --
>> -Thad
>> +ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>
>> Thad on LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/in/thadguidry/>
>>
>
>


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