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Proposal to extend the domains of temporal and spatial

From: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 00:10:03 +0900
Message-ID: <CAHQ1n3Bb3TBftpFok0ZOwsdOmZvvUyhwodSHoOWE9bHNhmVYvQ@mail.gmail.com>
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Hell everyone,

I'd like to propose to extend the applicable type (domain) of
schema:temporal and schema:spatial to CreativeWork (or possibly to
Thing) from current Dataset.

Background and rationale:
I'm now designing the metadata model for the national archive, which
will aggregate data about wide range of cultural heritage objects.
While CreativeWork has temporalCoverage and spatialCoverage, these are
not sufficient to describe many different aspects of CH objects (See
issue #1803[1] for background of these properties).

For example, archaeological artifacts have time/place of excavation,
or specimens have time/place of collection. Those are not good fit for
temporalCoverage and spatialCoverage because these properties are
expected to describe "the (focus of the) content".

Rather than minting every new properties e.g. temporalExcavation, it
would be beneficial for many cases to provide generic temporal and
spatial properties. Leave current temporalCoverage and spatialCoverage
as they are, which would be still good for standard content
description.

Would that be reasonable? Your comments and/or suggestions are welcome.

best regards,

[1] https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1083#issuecomment-233043971


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