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Re: using web-scale identifiers in microdata

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:47:01 -0600
Message-ID: <CAChbWaNf2ku38bSfd72LFqG0es2MKsurSHQFOscks_FzoBx+Qw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>

I mean something like dealing with geospecies 'plant parts' used for
culinary purposes.

In Freebase, we dealt with it like this so far:

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Jason Ronallo <jronallo@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Identifiers (realist perspective identifiers) are really what you need.
> >  Oregano means different things to different folks in different parts of
> the
> > world.  A Thing With Many Names with 1 identifier is a good approach.  I
> am
> > not sure how a web developer from Puerto Rico designing a culinary site
> > would do this in microdata either.
> >
> > Your example of Oregano, the ingredient from a realist perspective "The
> > dried leaves of the plant species Origanum vulgare" is not the same as
> > Oregano, the ingredient from a realist perspective "The dried leaves
> of the
> > plant species Plectranthus amboinicus, that is also commonly called
> > 'Orégano' or 'Orégano Brujo' or 'Cuban Oregano' if you live in Cuba,
> Puerto
> > Rico, etc."  Microdata deals with generalist views very easily, but I
> have
> > yet to see Microdata deal with things specifically within a realist
> > perspective, which seems straightforward with RDFa.
> Thad, could you give the basic example rewritten in RDFa? That might
> help me understand the point you're trying to make (which I'm not
> certain is what I really am concerned with).
> If I have a subject heading like "Oregano" which describes a book or
> photograph and I have an identifier like
> http://id.loc.gov/authorities/sh96005072#concept for that subject
> heading, is there a simple way in microdata to say that when I use the
> term "Oregano" as the value of an @itemprop that I mean
> http://id.loc.gov/authorities/sh96005072#concept (or
> info:lc/authorities/sh96005072)? I was just trying to use the recipe
> example, since it had been given before when discussing what I thought
> was a similar issue with using external identifiers for terms.
> Jason

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