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Re: imdb as linked open data?

From: François Dongier <francois.dongier@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:50:49 +0200
Message-ID: <dc2b60240804030250v3d509787q19a421430e850ad7@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Not sure this is relevant but there is also FMDB, a Freebase application for
browsing Freebase movie data.
See for instance:
http://jameshome.com/freebase/fmdb/index.html?movie=%2Fguid%2F9202a8c04000641f80000000000583d6

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> 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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