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Re: Question regarding using <http://www.schema.org/ItemList> with items from other ontologies

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:03:05 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=7JHOzw-D+uNhxRdtoGCV2=GCQOXwdEWD8Z2exjTYBMng@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tobias Schweizer <t.schweizer@unibas.ch>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
It should be fine - "Thing" is our most general type that covers
everything, so the intent seems consistent

On Mar 23, 2017 17:22, "Tobias Schweizer" <t.schweizer@unibas.ch> wrote:


I am currently designing the API V2 for our repository (http://www.knora.org)
that is based on an RDF-triplestore.

I would like to use JSON-LD along with entity definitions from
http://www.schema.org in order to re-use existing ontologies (as stated
here: http://json-ld.org/spec/latest/json-ld-api-best-
We would like to use http://www.schema.org/ItemList because then everyone
familiar with http://www.schema.org entities could process our search

My question is if I can represent items in an ItemList that are not derived
from http://www.schema.org/Thing as shown in this example:

  "@context": {
    "@vocab": "http://schema.org/" <http://schema.org/>,
    "title_inc": "http://www.knora.org/ontology/incunabula/title"
    "title_beol": "http://www.knora.org/ontology/beol/title"

  "@type": "ItemList",
  "url": "http://www.knora.org/v2/search/fulltext/someString"
  "numberOfItems": "2",
  "itemListElement": [{
      "@type": "http://www.knora.org/ontology/beol/letter"
      "title_beol": "Johann Bernoulli an ..."
      "@type": "http://www.knora.org/ontology/incunabula/book"
      "title_inc": "Das Narrenschiff"

http://www.knora.org/ontology/beol/letter and http://www.knora.org/ontology/
incunabula/book are both subclasses of knora-base:Resource (
knora-ontologies/knora-base.ttl#L2055) which is very generic.

However, this does not comply with the expected type of itemListElement.

You find more information about the background of my question here:

I am very grateful for any kind of hint.

kind regards

Tobias Schweizer

Dr. Tobias Schweizer
Digital Humanites Lab
University of Basel
Received on Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:04:10 UTC

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