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RE: New Proposal - Measurement (in support of describing sports statistics)

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:16:13 +0000
To: <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, <tom.grahame@bbc.co.uk>
CC: <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2A7346E8D9F62D4CA8D78387173A054A5FFFAC53@exmbx04-cdc.nexus.csiro.au>
> there is no relevant difference between a quantitative value and a measurement

As defined in VIM and O&M, and reflected in the current schema.org proposal, these are quite different things. 
'Measurement' is an action or event, the _result_of_which_ is a quantitative value. 

Simon Cox

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From: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org [mailto:martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org] 
Sent: Thursday, 4 September 2014 11:10 PM
To: Tom Grahame
Cc: W3C Web Schemas Task Force
Subject: Re: New Proposal - Measurement (in support of describing sports statistics)

Conceptually, I think there is no relevant difference between a quantitative value and a measurement, since all what we process in computer systems are abstractions of reality, so any qualitative value represented in any computer system is essentially tied to a measurement activitity (except for values generated randomly or algorithmically, but with a wider notion of what "measurement" means, that could well be covered, too).

Martin



On 04 Sep 2014, at 14:59, Tom Grahame <tom.grahame@bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> 
> On 04/09/2014 10:51, "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:
> 
>> - Is quantityValue really required? Can't a Measurement be a 
>> QuantitativeValue at the same time?
> 
> As I interpret the examples, the Measurement is the activity (a form 
> of
> observation) and the QuantitativeValue an outcome of the activity, so 
> they are different things.
> 
> Iım not sure what is correct but the problem may stem from this part 
> of the proposal, in the Terminology section, where I think Measurement 
> may need to settle one way or the other:
> "The term Measurement may refer to act of measuring (its verb form) or 
> the result of that act (its noun form).²
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
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