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Re: Schema.org Proposal for Organization Sector

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:57:08 -0700
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To: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
*We do NOT have an property called Organization Sector ... 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.*

Given this, and touching on some of David's points, what do you envision
the relationship being between specific classes of organizations already
available in schema.org?

For example, as both EducationalOrganization and a Store selling textbooks
might be said to be part of the EducationSector (or whatever), how might
those organizations be linked with the sector?

I guess if Sector was defined as an Intangible, I guess a property sector
with expected type Sector could then be made available under Organization,
and perhaps other classes (it strikes me that "sector" is pretty similar to
JobPosting's industry property, and even relates on some levels with
Audience's audienceType property).



On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM, David Deering <david@touchpointdigital.net>
wrote:

>  I like that idea, Thad.  Currently, sometimes it gets difficult to
> specify what type of industry or "space" a business is in, and I understand
> that schema.org can't create subtypes for every type of business out
> there.  So defining the sector or category with some sort of property would
> be of great help to many of us developers.
>
>     David Deering
>  Touch Point Digital Marketing
>  (504) 875-2225
> david@touchpointdigital.net touchpointdigitalmarketing.com
> <http://s.wisestamp.com/links?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.touchpointdigitalmarketing.com>
>
>
>
>
> On 6/6/2014 9:39 PM, Thad Guidry 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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