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Re: Political Rhetoric Vocabulary

From: Paul Watson <lazarus@lazaruscorporation.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:14:46 +0000
To: "R.V.Guha" <guha@guha.com>, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <bcac72db-6bc8-e402-9049-4a5264bfcb88@lazaruscorporation.co.uk>
On 15/03/17 17:55, Paul Watson wrote:
> 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)
>>
>
> Hi,
>
> 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.
>
> Paul
>
Some quick research tells me that "Head of Government" is the official 
term that would cover both the US President and the UK Prime Minister.

It would also correctly indicate

* the Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (Enda Kenny, rather than the 
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins),
* the Bundeskanzler (Federal Chancellor - currently Angela Merkel)//of 
Germany rather than the//Bundespräsident//(President, currently Joachim 
Gauck),

So I think it works as intended for most cases, although I think that 
the Russian President (Vladimir Putin) is Head of State, but the Russian 
Prime Minister (Dmitry Medvedev) is officially Head of Government.

Paul
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