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Re: Fwd: Re: Question about MARCXML to Models transformation

From: Diane I. Hillmann <metadata.maven@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:23:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4D777F37.1080007@gmail.com>
To: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
CC: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
  I think it's important to note here that providing ways for catalogers 
to do this kind of disambiguation is only one way (and perhaps not the 
most efficient).  Many of these are easier and more effective as 
post-processing activities.

Diane

On 3/9/11 8:04 AM, Richard Light wrote:
>
>
> Following the recent Culture Grid Hack Day [1] I've written a simple 
> CGI for place names [2] which will attempt to disambiguate strings 
> such as:
>
> Paris, France
>
> so that:
>
> http://light.demon.co.uk/scripts/getPlaceURL.exe?q=Paris,%20France
>
> returns the XML:
>
> <result q="Paris, France" q1="Paris" q2="France" country="FR" 
> url="http://api.geonames.org/search?style=short&name_equals=Paris&country
> =FR&username=demo" hits="5" geonameId="2988507" 
> hierUrl="http://api.geonames.org/hierarchy?geonameId=2988507&username=dem
> o" hit1="true" hit2="true" 
> certainty="100">http://www.geonames.org/2988507/</result>
>
> However, if you just give it "Paris" there is no guarantee it will be 
> able to help you. (It does, but it shouldn't!)
>
> Lightweight URL-ifier tools like this (I have in mind one for dates 
> and date ranges) may enable cataloguers to include URLs for concepts 
> at relatively low cost.
>
> Richard
>
> [1] http://www.culturegridhackday.org.uk/
> [2] http://light.demon.co.uk/wordpress/?p=54
>
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