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Re: Marking up quotes that relate to known Freebase topics/people

From: Quotations Book <quotationsbook@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:09:09 -0300
To: Shawn Simister <simister@google.com>
Cc: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <209CD88946CE4A1B93D9C6B76B589182@gmail.com>
Thanks for your help, Shawn and Martin.  

Each quote instance in these curated listings has now been marked up:

http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/adversity/
http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/2294/

Further - the permalink of each individual quote has also been marked up, and serves as the sort of “canonical” URL:

http://quotationsbook.com/quote/1013/

Everything but the sameAs link to Freebase has been added (we are still working on this by hand, a few weeks on!!)

Please let me know if this looks complete or if you have any further comments. Google Webmaster Central seems to recognise the structured data objects at least. I am not sure about the timeline on this, perhaps you can fill me in. What is the time between:
The Quotation proposal going to a published specification on schema.org (http://schema.org)?
Search engine parsers understanding the markup?
After this - actually implementing marked-up results visually in search results as rich snippets, or simply - as "answers"?

We don’t want our quotes showing up in search results, or elsewhere - without attribution to quotationsbook.com (http://quotationsbook.com). Seriously, it’s been mind-numbing to link every entity to Freebase manually, and we are still doing it! Perhaps someone from Google/Bing can fill me in.

In terms of sources for quotes, the internet is littered with problems and we have just invested in a strong, half-year initiative to try and attribute every quote we have to a proper source. Is there any special markup we can add for the source of a quote - especially if the book it comes from - has an ISBN?

thanks
Amit

On Friday, 6 December 2013 at 18:21, Shawn Simister wrote:

> Thanks for pointing that out Martin, you're correct, it should be <link> instead of <meta>.
>  
>  
> On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:58 AM, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org (mailto:martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org)> wrote:
> > Hi Shawn,
> > great example. One question: Wouldn't it be better to use the link element to use the entity URI in Freebase?
> >  
> > So
> >  
> > >       <span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemid="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">
> > >               <a itemprop="name" href="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">Mark Twain</a>
> > >               <link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/014635" />
> >  
> > instead of
> >  
> > >       <span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemid="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">
> > >               <a itemprop="name" href="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">Mark Twain</a>
> > >               <meta itemprop="sameAs" content="http://www.freebase.com/m/014635" >
> >  
> > Justification:
> >  
> >     http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/semantics.html#the-meta-element
> >  
> > says
> >  
> >    "Metadata names whose values are to be URLs must not be proposed or accepted. Links must be represented using the link element, not the meta element."
> >  
> >  
> > Also, I am not 100% sure what the convention and requirement is regarding end tags with meta in HTML5. It is clear that the closing slash can be omitted for meta when the document is served as text/html. But I think there was discussion that is should be omitted. At least this should be consistent in the schema.org (http://schema.org) specification.
> >  
> > Martin
> >  
> >  
> > On Dec 6, 2013, at 1:59 AM, Shawn Simister wrote:
> >  
> > > Hey Amit,
> > >
> > > Thanks for putting in the hard work to align your content with Freebase. Fo what you're trying to accomplish you would use your own identifiers for the item IDs and then use the sameAs property to align them with Freebase. Here's how I would mark up a quotation (once the type is part of schema.org (http://schema.org)) using Microdata:
> > >
> > > <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Quotation">
> > >       <p itemprop="description">Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.</p>
> > >       <span itemprop="author" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemid="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">
> > >               <a itemprop="name" href="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/">Mark Twain</a>
> > >               <meta itemprop="sameAs" content="http://www.freebase.com/m/014635" />
> > >       </span> on
> > >       <span itemprop="about" ietmscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Thing" itemid="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/learning/">
> > >               <a itemprop="name" href="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/learning/">learning</a>
> > >               <meta itemprop="sameAs" content="http://www.freebase.com/m/0d846" />
> > >       </span>
> > > </div>
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Quotations Book <quotationsbook@gmail.com (mailto:quotationsbook@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I run a quotations site called http://quotationsbook.com and this might appear a newbie question, for which I apologise.
> > >
> > > I have previously requested a "quotation" a unique schema.org (http://schema.org) type which appears to be pending:
> > > http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/QuotationSchema
> > >
> > > Unrelated to this, I have now disambiguated and know freebase unique entity ID's for the following two object-types on my site (painstaking!):
> > >       • Each author e.g. "Mark Twain". URL on my site: http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/ with Freebase ID: http://www.freebase.com/m/014635
> > >       • Each topic e.g. "Hope". URL on my site: http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/tag/hope/ / with Freebase ID: http://www.freebase.com/m/0d846
> > > In fact, quotationsbook.com (http://quotationsbook.com) first generated that “Hope” topic and linked it as a “quotation subject”.
> > >
> > > In both cases, the problem I have is referencing the author and topic properly:
> > >
> > > - Firstly with the right schema.org (http://schema.org) markup for both author and topic (please send examples)
> > > - Secondly, how do I link the author and the topic to Freebase i.e. declare this page has quotes about the entity Mark Twain
> > >
> > > How do I achieve this markup, while also referencing existing Freebase entries which I know?
> > >
> > > Is it better to make top-level references to Freebase or to Wikipedia in the long-term?
> > >
> > > thanks
> > > Amit
> > > Founder, quotationsbook.com (http://quotationsbook.com)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Shawn Simister
> > >
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