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Re: September Update on Sports

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:21:36 -0700
Message-ID: <542424F0.2010305@gmail.com>
To: trond.huso@ntb.no, public-vocabs@w3.org
Without sub-sports, you have to determine at what level you are going to have 
sports.  For example, is badminton a sport, or is it racquet sport, or doubles 
badminton?  Is it ski racing, or alpine ski racing, or slalom, or men's 
slalom, or Olympic men's slalom?  Is it rugby, or rugby union and rugby league?

If you can have sub-sports, then you don't need to make all these decisions. 
If you are a rugby union player then you are a rugby player, etc., etc.

This is the approach taken by Cyc, which does a good job of it.  DBpedia has 
some aspects of this approach, but doesn't carry it through.  Freebase uses 
similar approaches in some places, like professions, but doesn't have the 
representational power to fully support this representational meme.


On 09/25/2014 06:01 AM, trond.huso@ntb.no wrote:
> What is a sub-sport?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider [mailto:pfpschneider@gmail.com]
> Sent: 24. september 2014 21:00
> To: Dan Brickley; Vicki Tardif Holland
> Cc: Jason Johnson (BING); W3C Web Schemas Task Force; Gregg Kellogg
> Subject: Re: September Update on Sports
> Intriguing.
> Is there going to be a non-trivial theory of sports.  For example, will there be sub-sports?
> peter
> On 09/24/2014 11:19 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> On 24 Sep 2014 18:48, "Vicki Tardif Holland" <vtardif@google.com
>> <mailto:vtardif@google.com>> wrote:
>>   >
>>   >
>>   > On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Gregg Kellogg
>> <gregg@greggkellogg.net <mailto:gregg@greggkellogg.net>> wrote:
>>   >>
>>   >> A "namedPosition" property would be fine, as long as the range is
>> not schema:Text. IMO, something like this should use URIs for such
>> enumerated values. Schema.org always allows falling back to text.
>>   >
>>   >
>>   > I am looking at http://sdo-sports.appspot.com/OrganizationRole. The
>> range is URL or text. I agree that URIs should be used to have any
>> hope of understanding what the value means.
>> Yes, I'm also updating 'sport' property similarly.
>> Dan
Received on Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:22:09 UTC

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