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Re: imdb as linked open data?

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 10:31:08 +0100
Message-ID: <82593ac00804030231u65087a4exff2af1be43a4321c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Cc: "Chris Sizemore" <Chris.Sizemore@bbc.co.uk>, public-lod@w3.org, "Silver Oliver" <Silver.Oliver@bbc.co.uk>, "Michael Smethurst" <Michael.Smethurst@bbc.co.uk>

Hello!

I'd just like to point out the following:
http://www.omdb.org/movie
which has a better licensing, it seems:
http://www.omdb.org/content/Copyright

Perhaps worth getting in touch with them to see if they can provide some RDF?


>
>  AFAIK Jen Golbeck used imdb data for Filmtrust [1] (not this is not
>  published as linked data unfortunately, and I'm not sure what the status
>  is), but in general I think people have given the imdb data a fairly
>  wide berth in the LOD community precisely due to the licensing issues. I
>  certainly looked into it WRT Revyu, but instead opted to use film data
>  from Dbpedia as this is more in spirit with the efforts of the
>  community. Until the day comes when imdb publishes linkable (and linked)
>  data then I'd argue in favour of giving the link-cred to Dbpedia.
>
>  Last summer at KMi Peter Coetzee produced a pretty accurate list of all
>  the films in Dbpedia, excluding the items classified as films that
>  actually aren't. This produced a set of ~12,000 items (down from the
>  30,000 actually classified as films - sorry Georgi ;) I'd be very happy
>  to dig this data set out of storage and share it with the community if
>  people would be interested to see it.
>
>  <snip>
>
> > in other words, given the imdb licensing realities, are imdb
>  > URIs useful as identifiers even if we can't use the related
>  > data? are URIs useful in LOD on their own?
>  </snip>
>
>  In summary I think we should pour the effort into Dbpedia (and related
>  projects already within the LD space), on the basis that imdb can join
>  the party later if they wish.
>
>  Re using URI's based on imdb identifiers, I think it does no harm to add
>  pointers to imdb pages (e.g. <film-on-dbpedia> foaf:page
>  <page-on-imdb>), but one shouldn't mint URIs in someone else namespace
>  (i.e. <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/#thing> is out). However,
>  there's nothing to stop you minting identifiers such as
>  <http://mydomain.eg/imdb/title/tt0088846>.


Yes, I would either mint new URIs, which can later sameAs to IMDB
URIs, or use a foaf:page to link to the IMDB page. Anyway, both of
them would be useful!

Cheers!
y
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