Re: 2014 Sports Proposal - V3

As everyone has pointed out, sports (including the question of "What is a
sport?"), gets complicated very quickly with many, many corner cases.

The original sports collaboration working group debated all of these
questions (and more) and ultimately decided to offer a schema that would
serve the 99% case of modeling who played what and what was the result.
Everyone who participated assumed we would need to revisit the schema to
augment it for particular sports or situations.

I don't want to suppress the discussion, just to say that this is a large
domain and it is easy to get lost in the weeds.

- Vicki

Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist |

On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider <> wrote:

> Two difficult situations are the modern Olympics and NCAA football.  Two
> somewhat easier situations are Major League Baseball seasons and World
> Cups. A typical non-trivial situation is a uniform sports league season,
> i.e., not Major League Baseball.  If the league has best-of-even playoffs,
> that should be handled.
> For bonus points consider European club football, including promotion,
> relegation, and the various international competitions.
> peter
> On 06/18/2014 09:34 AM, Thad Guidry wrote:
>> Thanks Peter, that is a much clearer understanding of your concerns now.
>> Sorry to all if I jumped the gun.
>> And I agree with Karen, (and Dan) on getting some good use cases to
>> showcase
>> examples.
>> Jason, has your team already put together a few of them ? ...have any
>> lying
>> around that you could share ?
>> --
>> -Thad
>> +ThadGuidry <>
>> Thad on LinkedIn <>

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