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Re: What about music-related URIs???

From: Nicholas J Humfrey <njh@aelius.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 13:25:56 +0100
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <456376B7-C0E2-4FD3-880D-DE82F24E7B60@aelius.com>
To: music-ontology-specification-group@googlegroups.com

It is a dilemma indeed. I think we need to make a effort to get RDF/ 
RDFa on to musicbrainz.org and then we can use the 'proper' URIs. I  
have been holding back from doing this because the codebase has been  
changing so much - but there is a big new release coming soon....


On 6 Sep 2009, at 13:21, Kurt J wrote:

> Hello All,
> It seems there are (too) many options for creating music-related URIs.
> They are mostly all based on Musicbrainz.org IDs (which is quite
> appropriate), but it can be difficult to know which to choose.  I can
> identify at least four different sources of artist URIs based on
> musicbrainz ids:
> 1.  dbtune.org/musicbrainz
>      pros:  there are uris for records, tracks, and artists (and
> more), they dereference nicely; a nice comprehensive mapping
>      cons: it's updated only periodically from the musicbrainz dumps
> 2.  bbc.co.uk/music
>      pros:  well maintained by hard-working professionals; deref
> nicely w/ fancy content neg
>      cons: afaik, no URIs for releases, tracks - just artists; it is
> arguably biased by bbc interests (not saying i believe this myself)
> 3.  zitgist.com
>      pros:  samesAs links from DBpedia;  includes URIs for records /
> tracks / etc
>      cons:  not sure how often they are updated from musicbrainz;
> not sure why, but seem to have fallen out of fashion somewhat (any
> reasons?)
> 4.  musicbrainz.org
>       pros:  this is 'the source' of all these ids and suc
>       cons: afaik, these do not actually deref to any RDF;
> also note, URIs like this
> http://musicbrainz.org/music/artist/20072862-5132-478e-b9e2-8a3aa308cd89
> appear in http://lod.openlinksw.com/
> i think this might be a mistake in xslt or something - not only do
> these not actually deref to rdf, they return 404 from Musicbrainz -
> perhaps there is some thing i am not understandin tho.  i believe the
> '/music/' should be removed - then musibrainz.org handles the URI and
> returns an html page.
> As I mentioned before, we are giving a tutorial on music information
> retrieval and the semantic web, see:
> http://ismir2009.dbtune.org/
> Put simply, what URIs do I tell people to use?
> Thanks.
> -Kurt J
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