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Re: Series

From: Wallis,Richard <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:31:51 +0000
To: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@kellogg-assoc.com>
CC: "Wallis,Richard" <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>, "<public-vocabs@w3.org>" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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We could create Series as an Intangible base Type that could be used in combination with CreativeWork, Event etc. to produce the relevant series Type we are suggesting.

eg.  BroadcastSeries a subtype of CreativeWork & Series
       LiterarySeries a subtype of CreativeWork & Series
       BaseballSeries a subtype of SportsEvent & Series
       MovieSeries a subtype of Movie & Series
      etc.

As to properties for Series, seriesName would be an [optional] minimum, but not much else.

~Richard

On 13 Jun 2014, at 14:03, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@kellogg-assoc.com<mailto:gregg@kellogg-assoc.com>> wrote:

On Friday, June 13, 2014, Wallis,Richard <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org<mailto:Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>> wrote:
A couple of recent threads have highlighted the current very TV/Radio-ness of the Series<http://schema.org/Series> Type.  Hardly surprising considering the proposal it came from.

It seems that it would be better if Series became a generic Type with more focussed sub-types such as TVSeries, RadioSeries, GameSeries, MovieSeries, LiterarySeries, etc.

Looking at the current TV/Radio Series structure, this might be best handled by the introduction of a BroadcastSeries Type to serve the current purpose of Series, which then would be replaced by a more generic Series Type definition:

CreativeWork>Series>BroadcastSeries>TVSeries
CreativeWork>Series>BroadcastSeries>RadioSeries
CreativeWork>Series>LiterarySeries
CreativeWork>Series>MovieSeries
CreativeWork>Series>>GameSeries
etc.

I've long advocated this kind of abstraction. Taking it a step further, a Baseball Series is very similar, but, of course, is not a CreativeWork. These could also be considered Events, with an individual a Episode a sub-event.

There are other things that start out as CreativeWork classes, but become more abstract; an ItemList probably shouldn't be a kind of CreativeWork, IMO. Perhaps these are Intangeble?

Gregg

~Richard
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