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

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 16:26:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnGKaE-ni5eZD3Xu7NtYn6_5OwRYaGCi9EDACONBG3kO3g@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Wallis,Richard" <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>
Cc: "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Sachini Herath <sachini.mc@gmail.com>, "<public-vocabs@w3.org>" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Wallis,Richard <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>
wrote:

>  Martin is right about the rdfs:label being used to generate the
> documentation.
>
>  However Sachini also has a point about user-friendly names.
>
>  Potentially it would not be too difficult (without over hacking the code
> that creates the documentation) to introduce schema:name as extra triple(s)
> in the Type and property descriptions.  The display could then be enhanced
> with an extra column to display user-friendly names alongside the labels.
>
>  This introduces the further thought of adding the capability
> for recognising language tagging of strings for descriptions and
> these names, and thus the ability to build language specific, or
> selectable, versions of the Scema.org site.
>

Good ideas, Richard. I thought of adding a new schema.org property (along
schema:domainIncludes and schema:rangeIncludes), but re-using schema:name
sounds good too! I think the topic of translations has been brought on this
list before, and this would be a solution to address it (and would allow to
personalize any user interface based on schema.org as well into the user
preferred language).

Steph.


>
>  ~Richard
>
>  On 1 Aug 2014, at 22:30, martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org wrote:
>
> 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.
>
>
>
>
>


-- 
Steph.
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