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Re: Schema.org Proposal for Organization Sector

From: Jarno van Driel <jarnovandriel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:45:16 +0200
Message-ID: <CADK2AU1uWtHeMrcQFdGS6KKzK0h-LT-PoLWkFWeoqFiAUaAzew@mail.gmail.com>
To: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Cc: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
If I get you right you're looking to do something like this then?

<div itemid="w-h-o-" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
<span itemprop="name">World Health Organization</span>
<link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/0840w" />
<link itemprop="sector" href="International Health" />

But what to do then when you want to specify multiple eternal enumerations?
Would having it's range be Thing suffice, or do you also imagine a new type

<div itemid="w-h-o-" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
<span itemprop="name">World Health Organization</span>
<link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/0840w">
<span itemprop="sector" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Thing">
<span itemprop="name">International Health</span>
<link itemprop="url" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_health
<link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://www.freebase.com/m/03nrdx4">

Note: I  just used sector/Sector for example purposes, I'm not fixed on the

Personally I'd prefer @focus/Focus but that could be because in my language
'sector' and 'branche' are synonyms. Therefore, for me, @sector has an
economic ring to it.

2014-06-07 16:07 GMT+02:00 ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>:

> On 06/07/2014 03:52 PM, Thad Guidry wrote:
> > Just to clarify, I also wanted to mention... this is not about
> > Merchants, or Selling stuff necessarily... it is about having a property
> > like sectors/purpose/competitive_space to allow an idea such as this to
> > happen: "we have the same purpose, or we deal with the same domain, or
> > we are in the same competitive space, etc" without having to resort to
> > creating thousands of sub Types to do the same thing.
> >
> > You could have a Research Organization that does research on Infants /
> > Babies and could be in the same sector as the Baby Merchant
> > www.gibble.com <http://www.gibble.com> for instance.  In other words, a
> > new property like sector/purpose/competitive_space would allow
> > cross-domain relations against a SKOS Concept or external vocabulary
> > identifiers.  (Btw, It is this use that I myself often find myself
> > manually making the relationships in my own Linked Data graphs.)
> -1 competitive_space - while it may make sense for many commerce
> oriented organizations, many commons oriented organizations may find
> such #competitive implication uncomfortable!
> +1 sector - it sounds generic and neutral
> how sector would differ from:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/#org:classification ?

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