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Re: imdb as linked open data?

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:34:14 +0100
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C41A7F46.23B7E%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

I have a student who has brought up a LOD site (imdb.rkbexplorer.com-style
of course!) of imdb, and is currently polishing the RDF, while doing the
rest of his project.
Unfortunately, as pointed out, the license allows us to download and process
it (I think), but prevents us doing anything more than research with it, and
so it is not available outside.
In due course I will look at the license more carefully to see if more can
be done, but am not hopeful (anyone more experienced in these things care to
advise?). I don't think we can even make the service that uses the data
public. Of course we may be able to persuade imdb to allow us to publish it
with appropriate stuff or publish it themselves, especially if we can make
it easy for them. (The cost of us buying the license would be prohibitive.)
When we have finished I intend to squirt an email at them about this.
We can I believe make it available to specific people who ask, and we would
be very happy for it to be used like that.

For information, the store stats are:
Current statistics for this repository (imdb.rkbexplorer.com) <

Last data assertion  2008-03-30 15:05:22
Number of triples    65569894
Number of symbols    16969654
Size of RDF dataset  6.9G

The URIs are things like
http://imdb.rkbexplorer.com/id/film-84f744ebc2f20a3c8f6c97cebc17f3bf
 which is Brazil.

Best
Hugh
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2008 11:34:59 UTC

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