Re: Question on expressing translations of terms

Hi Felix,

On Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:04:52 +0100, Felix Sasaki <> wrote:

> It seems that <> as of writing would not  
> allow to express the relation for terms „A is a translation from B“ or  
> „A is an abbreviation from B“. It is already possible to express that A  
> is translation of B, see
> <>
> but this is specific to works, not translated terms.

A schema is a CreativeWork. And each term in it is a CreativeWork.

But what you are translating is the name, not the term itself since that's  
just an identifier.

> Would the below make sense?

I *think* you're making the wrong graph, since you seem to be claiming  
that the german equivalent of  
is which has a different  
name, whereas I think you just want to say the name in english is  
screwdriver, in german is schraubendreher, etc.

So what you really want to do is translate the annotations of schema that  
are meant to be read by people. And your translation is indeed a  
translation of a CreativeWork… (or at least parts of it, which is the same  
thing in effect).



> note: schema:Term and schema:translation do not exist in, I  
> made them up for the example.
> {
>   "@id": "",
>   "@type": "schema:Term",
>   "schema:inLanguage": "en",
>   "schema:name": "screwdriver",
>   "schema:translation": {
>     "@id": "",
>     "schema:inLanguage": "de",
>     "schema:name": "schraubendreher"
>   }
> }
> - Felix

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