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

From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 15:08:34 +0000
Message-ID: <NMyRGh4yf5dNFwWk@light.demon.co.uk>
To: "Diane I. Hillmann" <metadata.maven@gmail.com>
Cc: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
In message <4D777F37.1080007@gmail.com>, Diane I. Hillmann 
<metadata.maven@gmail.com> writes
> 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.

Absolutely: in fact my Culture Grid investigations concern how we can 
"add value" to an existing metadata resource, itself derived from 
primary LAM source data.

Come to that, once Open Library and/or LoC/BL have published all these 
descriptions as Linked Data, will we need cataloguers anyway?  After ISO 
2709, here comes the shared catalogue entry at the far end of a 
dereferenceable URL ...  [Just joking, of course]

Richard

>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&count>>ry
>> =FR&username=demo" hits="5" geonameId="2988507"
>> 
>>hierUrl="http://api.geonames.org/hierarchy?geonameId=2988507&username=d>>em
>> 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 
>>relatively low cost.
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> [1] http://www.culturegridhackday.org.uk/
>> [2] http://light.demon.co.uk/wordpress/?p=54
>>
>
>
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