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Re: Schema.org Proposal for Organization Sector

From: Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 20:05:45 +0200
Message-ID: <CADK2AU3jbiHLxAmjvPYiPj=iNzbxSTC61MAReMVYO0-ODgWVdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
Cc: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
I agree with Aaron, if it's an intangible one could write:

<span itemprop="sector">International Health</span>

or

<link itemprop="sector" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/03nrdx4" />

or

<span itemprop="sector" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Sector">
<span itemprop="name">International Health</span>
<link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/03nrdx4" />
<link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://dbpedia.org/page/International_health"
/>
</span>


2014-06-07 19:57 GMT+02:00 Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>:

> *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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