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Re: FictionalThing proposal added to Web Schemas wiki

From: Dawson, Laura <Laura.Dawson@bowker.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:14:11 -0500
To: Michael Hopwood <michael@editeur.org>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
CC: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@oclc.org>, Web Schemas TF <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Message-ID: <CD4900EA.1E961%laura.dawson@bowker.com>
Perhaps we're looking at a composite.

On 2/19/13 8:32 AM, "Michael Hopwood" <michael@editeur.org> wrote:

>Hmmm. I've followed this fascinating thread at a distance but I thought
>it's a reasonable point to chime in; it's not so much the edge cases,
>it's that in this context, everything is an edge case.
>In all the relevant ontologies and schemas I've dealt with, there simply
>is no fundamental difference; for example, Sir John Falstaff has an ISNI,
>although he's fictional; he's also a literary pseudonym of James White...
>The reason for this is that in data, you don't describe actual people
>(maybe FOAF or VCARD are exceptions), you describe public identities. You
>can only tell the real ones from the fictional from their relationships;
>their properties are the same.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dawson, Laura [mailto:Laura.Dawson@bowker.com]
>Sent: 19 February 2013 12:50
>To: Martin Hepp
>Cc: Thad Guidry; Richard Wallis; Web Schemas TF; Gregg Kellogg
>Subject: Re: FictionalThing proposal added to Web Schemas wiki
>There are many edge cases, but I think there are enough straightforward
>cases to warrant the attempt.
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