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Re: Written Works and Collections

From: Piero Savastano <piero.savastano@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 00:16:54 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKQX_FnODo+mdFhakusiCSB2tnh+3RctisxNeGKravOxp4yWrQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Greg Hullender <greg_hullender@hotmail.com>
Cc: public-schemaorg@w3.org
Can't you assign more than one type, i.e. both Book and CreativeWork?
On Apr 4, 2016 9:32 PM, "Greg Hullender" <greg_hullender@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I do reviews of short science fiction, and to please Google, I make heavy
> use of schema.org to annotate the data. You can look at any of the
> reviews here for examples:
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> http://www.rocketstackrank.com/search/label/Review
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> This works well enough that Google is showing our ratings in the search
> snippets, but I’ve found what I think are some shortcomings in the way
> schema.org handles annotations for written works, particularly for short
> ones that are usually contained inside larger ones. Is this the right place
> to discuss that?
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> For example, I cannot describe a short story as a “Book” because it has no
> ISBN. (That gets an error from Google.) So I’m forced to call it a
> “CreativeWork”. That prevents me from giving it an Illustrator.
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> I can’t call anthologies books either because they have editors but no
> authors. (Each of the stories that an anthology comprises has an author, of
> course.)
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> It almost seems that there should be a distinction between a “WrittenWork”
> and a “Publication,” where the former would have an author, a word count, a
> copyright date, etc. but the latter would have a publisher, a publication
> date, maybe an editor, etc. Even a printed book might contain more than one
> written work (e.g. the forward and the text of the novel). A magazine is a
> publication that contains multiple written works, as is an anthology. It’s
> not impossible to represent this with schema.org, but it’s awkward.
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> It’s perfectly possible that I’m the one who’s confused, but I skimmed
> over the last several months of messages in this forum plus did some web
> searching, and I haven’t found anything that really spoke to the issue.
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> --Greg
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