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

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:47:14 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnGZ6HdJmceHbQ9pVRtqr3K=ZOTcuZoQdjutUTRvPAto_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shawn Simister <simister@google.com>
Cc: Quotations Book <quotationsbook@gmail.com>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Shawn Simister <simister@google.com> 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 <http://schema.org/sameAs> property
> to align them with Freebase. Here's how I would mark up a quotation (once
> the type is part of 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>
>

Beware that the itemprop in an 'a' element will take on the href attribute
as the property value. If you want to annotate the name of the
person/author, you should use a span instead of 'a', or if you really want
a link, add a span inside the a element, like this:
<a href="http://quotationsbook.com/quotes/author/7349/"><span
itemprop="name">Mark
Twain</span></a>

Steph.



>  <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>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 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 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 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
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Shawn Simister
>
> Knowledge Developer Relations
> Google
>



-- 
Steph.
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 13:47:42 UTC

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