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Re: User friendly labels for Schema.org types and properties

From: <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 23:30:14 +0200
Cc: Sachini Herath <sachini.mc@gmail.com>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AD125AFE-84DC-4F43-95B8-B6306F10EB98@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
I think the main reason is that the labels in schema.org are used to generate the documentation and that the RDFa version of schema.org is not mainly designed as an RDF vocabulary in its own right.
By the way, we had CamelCase labels in GoodRelations for long and changed them to more human-readable ones about two years ago. However, GoodRelations is an RDF/OWL vocabulary, while schema.org is something different ;-)



On 01 Aug 2014, at 17:12, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com> wrote:

> To give an example, FOAF defines user friendly labels in rdfs:label. Couple of examples:
> 
> foaf:OnlineGamingAccount a rdfs:Class;
>    rdfs:label "Online Gaming Account";
>    rdfs:comment "An online gaming account.";
> 
> foaf:givenName a rdf:Property;
>    rdfs:label "Given name";
>    rdfs:comment "The given name of some person.";
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Sachini Herath <sachini.mc@gmail.com> wrote:
> I’m Sachini Herath, an undergraduate from Sri Lanka. I am working on building Schema.org mapping tools for Drupal 8 as my Google Summer of Code 2014 project, mentored by Stéphane Corlosquet. The tools would enable the users to map Drupal content types and fields to Schema.org types and properties, or to generate Content Types templates based on Schema.org. More details on the project can be found at https://groups.drupal.org/node/424838
> 
> When developing the tool I noticed that the labels of Schema.org types and properties are not user-friendly. Some example would be types such as ProfessionalService, AutoPartsStore, BankOrCreditUnion, HealthAndBeautyBusiness, CollegeOrUniversity and properties such as postOfficeBoxNumber, primaryImageOfPage, estimatedFlightDuration. The label of “HealthAndBeautyBusiness” would be much easier and recognizable for the user as “Health and beauty business.” 
> 
> Are you aware of any similar implemantations where forms are auto generated based on Schema.org? I am eager to discuss how they have overcome similar problems.
> 
> Thank you
> -- 
> Sachini Herath
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Steph.
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