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Re: Benifit of Schema.org over linked data or vice versa

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:33:58 -0400
Message-ID: <538C7D46.1060502@openlinksw.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
On 5/31/14 5:20 PM, Farhana Sarker wrote:
> Hi,
> I am Farhana Sarker, student in the University of Southampton.
> I am keen to know the benefit of using schema.org over linked data technology in reusing or interoperability of data or vice versa.
> Could you please help me in this regards?
> Best regards,
> Farhana


Schema.org is a collaboratively constructed vocabulary.

Linked Data is about denoting (naming or referring to) entities 
*unambiguously* using HTTP URI so an entity name resolves to a 
description of its referent (i.e., what it denotes).

With the above definitions in place, in regards to Schema.org and Linked 
Data, it so happens that Schema.org doesn't mandate *unambiguous* entity 
denotation. Thus, in the context of Schema.org, you can have an HTTP URI 
that denotes both a Entity and the Web Document (content can be of any 
format) that describes the aforementioned Entity [1][2].

Hope this helps.


[1] http://schema.org/Offer -- HTTP URI that denotes an entity

[2] http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/c/9DL64QR7 -- sample report from a 
utility (called Vapor) that attempts to makes sense (discern meaning) of 
what the HTTP URI above denotes.



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