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Re: Modeling question: folders (directories) and files

From: Jeff Evans <jeffrey.wayne.evans@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:47:03 -0800
Message-ID: <CAF-Zn3=Y6MNbHLWvuea7Zn0ZMCsT5J0EdBCn4FqCGXp5CBOY0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Walker <john.walker@semaku.com>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
I would prefer to use schema.org as the base type/context, for
eventual integration with Gmail.  Even if it can't really understand
what to do about a file or folder, my hope is it would at least show a
link to the website URL, similar to the ones shown for airline
reservations, etc.  The goal would be to have a single JSON-LD
document that could be consumed by Gmail, as well as our own internal
applications that receive these emails (which will, of course, know
what to look for more specifically).

Do you know of any examples that make use of a schema.org extension
mechanism, and include attributes from both schema.org types, as well
as types from an additional grammar (NFO, in this case)?  If they
exist, I haven't had much luck finding them in web searches.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 5:20 AM, John Walker <john.walker@semaku.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> If you are not set on using Schema.org, you could look at Nepomuk File
> Ontology for inspiration:
> http://www.semanticdesktop.org/ontologies/2007/03/22/nfo/
> John
>> On March 4, 2015 at 10:53 PM Jeff Evans <jeffrey.wayne.evans@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> Apologies if this is the incorrect forum for this type of question. I
>> looked through the various pages on schema.org and didn't find
>> anything that seemed more suitable. But feel free to redirect me to a
>> more appropriate place if one exists.
>> I'm trying to model the concept of folders (or directories) and files
>> for an application. Folders can contain files, or other folders
>> (arbitrary nested recursive structure, like on your basic filesystem).
>> I would ideally like to start with a schema.org context, and extend it
>> to represent these entities. I am also interested in using JSON-LD as
>> the format.
>> After some research and looking into examples, it seems like using a
>> base of http://schema.org/CreativeWork, along with additionalType in
>> conjunction with productontology.org is a relatively straightforward
>> way to express this. I just wanted to get some input on whether I'm
>> going about this in the right way, or if perhaps there is a
>> cleaner/more sensible way to model these concepts. Any insight is
>> appreciated.
>> Sample folder: http://tinyurl.com/onyp3jn
>> Sample file: http://tinyurl.com/nanr9ga
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