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Re: Political Rhetoric Vocabulary

From: Paul Watson <lazarus@lazaruscorporation.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:55:25 +0000
To: "R.V.Guha" <guha@guha.com>, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <03943ef2-772f-f8bd-2cbd-a7f168faa37a@lazaruscorporation.co.uk>
On 15/03/17 17:04, R.V.Guha wrote:
> There is a project I am involved in, that requires vocabulary to 
> describe the content on sites such as presidency.ucsb.edu 
> <http://presidency.ucsb.edu> and millercenter.org 
> <http://millercenter.org>.
> We need some vocabulary related to political rhetoric. Some of this is 
> US centric. One could argue for portions of this being in the core.
> We would like feedback.
> guha
> Political Rhetoric Vocabulary
> New subClass of CreativeWork: Speech, Legislation, PressRelease, 
> USPresidentialStatement, Proclamation
> New subClass of Speech: InauguralAddress, CollegeCommencementAddress, 
> PartyConventionAddress, UnitedNationsAddress
> New subClass of Event: PressEvent
> New subClass of USPresidentialStatement: USPExecutiveOrder, 
> USPStateOfUnionAddress, USPProclamation, USPInauguralAddress, 
> USPPressEvent [PressEvent], USPFireSideChat, USPRadioAddress, 
> USPStateOfUnionAddress [Speech], USPInauguralAddress 
> [InauguralAddress], USPVetoMessage
> (terms inside the square parens are additional super classes)


What is the reasoning behind having both "InauguralAddress" and 
"USPInauguralAddress"? My concern is that (unless we adopt a less 
US-centric prefix such as "HOS" - see below) then we will end up with 
requests for near-identical classes for many other major countries.

A more nation-neutral approach could be that instead of 
USPresidentialStatement we'd use StatementByHeadOfState which then makes 
it applicable to most countries including the US (although in the UK the 
Head of State is the Queen rather than the Prime Minister, which makes 
it slightly difficult)

Sub-classes such as USPStateOfUnionAddress could remain US-centric, but 
on many of them the 'USP' prefix could be changed to 'HOS' (for Head of 
State) e.g. HOSInauguralAddress. Although if we could think of a prefix 
that doesn't technically exclude the UK Prime Minister then that would 
be better.

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