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Re: [dxwg] Range of dct:type (#1009)

From: makxdekkers via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:13:53 +0000
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@wood-chris Apparently, my post wasn't really helpful because your conclusion was completely contrary to what I tried to argue. "CD" would not be a `dct:type` but would be a `dct:format`. The example of a type "Book" that I mentioned, is not a format; its format would be "Hardcover" or "paperback" or "ePub".
The property `dct:type` refers to the _kind of thing_ the resource is. As far as I can see, the example of the types in the list at https://publications.europa.eu/en/web/eu-vocabularies/at-concept-scheme/-/resource/authority/resource-type/ might make this clearer -- or would you consider those types of legal resources formats? 
As to your example of genres in music, I don't have experience in that domain, but it seems to me that on a high level , the `dct:type` of music in general would be `dcmitype:Sound`, and if you have a more specific type list it could be foo:ClassicalMusic, foo:PopMusic, etc etc., so the kind of music -- to whatever level of detail your list supports.
As to the organic evolution, I don't think there has been any: the DCMI terms (the set of properties) and the DCMI types (the list of 12 resource types) have been stable for almost two decades.

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