Propose expanding range and domain of sponsor property. #962

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I'm proposing to expand the range and domain of sponsor, currently described as "Sponsor of the study." where 'study specifically refers to a MedicalStudy. In my proposal, the expanded comment defining the property is:
"A person or organization that supports a thing through a pledge, promise, or financial contribution. e.g. A sponsor of a Medical Study or a corporate sponsor of an event."

I propose that the domain be expanded from MedicalStudy to ALSO include: Person, Event, and Organization.

I propose that the range be expanded to include Person, adding to Organization, which is there now.

I've created some examples in Microdata, RDFa, and JSON-LD covering the following situations:

  • an Event sponsored by an Organization
  • a Person sponsored by an Organization
  • a Person sponsored by a Person
  • an Organization sponsored by an Organization

These examples are in the file "sdo-sponsor-examples.txt."

I can imagine there may be other uses for sponsor (CreativeWork instances -- such as an episode of a media program), but am putting this forth as a start.


EricAxel added some commits Jan 14, 2016
@EricAxel EricAxel Added sponsor property to rdfa file. cd5dbb4
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@EricAxel EricAxel Propose to expand sponsor property
While working on a "sponsor" property, I discovered the existing
property, While it appears that it isn't
often used, my hope is that my proposed expanded domain/range and
definition will increase usage significantly without breaking existing
@EricAxel EricAxel Tightened up code spacing. 9ed20b4
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@EricAxel EricAxel Cleaned up minor descriptive comments in examples. e08db43
@danbri danbri merged commit f96a8c4 into schemaorg:sdo-deimos Mar 18, 2016
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Dan Brickley Noted broadening of sponsor property. #962 124df9e
danbri commented Mar 18, 2016

Thanks! Merged and queued for review as part of next release. -

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