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Re: Discogs Linked Data

From: Kurt J <kurtjx@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:45:46 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTilFLt7ZnFFVc0EhgJSrq12lMIS4Co-qNbAP78HO@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Matthew Rowe <m.rowe@dcs.shef.ac.uk>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>

>> Does anyone know the state of play wrt a linked dataset describing Discogs
>> (the music/record site)?

I've spent some time w/ Discogs stuff - it needs some work.  The links
to DBpedia are broken b/c of some capitalization errors, and the
artist URIs and foaf:names are a bit borked b/c the underlying data
has some unicode errors (two bytes v one byte unicode not handled

> There have always been Virtuoso Sponger [1] Cartridges (Basic and Meta) for
> Discogs.
> Examples:
> 1.
> http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/about/id/entity/http/www.discogs.com/artist/Stevie+Wonder
> -- Stevie Wonder
> 2.  http://virtuoso.openlinksw.com/dataspace/dav/wiki/Main/VirtSponger --
> Virtuoso Sponger Middleware

you might see if you can just use these.  otherwise the ruby code is
around somewhere on the talis platform site.  no time to find it now -
i've got a new born to look after :-)

-kurt j
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