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Re: Comics

From: Tom Morris <tfmorris@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:25:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CAE9vqEE_PC6U9qiKGbfA6hUKy3wPOOv_taahzA5KK=5pf3hueA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Olson, Peter" <polson@marvel.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I haven't seen any work done for microdata specifically - or indeed seen
> any normalized structured markup for comic books.  But I think it would be
> an interesting project.
>
> Because of the serial nature of comics, I think a fecund place to start
> would be by looking at the TVEpisode, TVSeason and TVSeries types.  That
> also might prove interesting in looking at how to encode comic book-specific
> contributor roles such as "inker" or "colorist."
>
> As you say, comics are currently modeled inconsistently.  You probably know
> of the following resources, but just in case here they are (not sure how
> useful they'll be, but there is some meta encoding work that has already
> been done):
> http://docs.comics.org/wiki/Current_Schema
> http://www.cbml.org/cbmlTagSetDoc.html
>

There's also Google's http://www.freebase.com/view/comic_books which has a
fairly rich schema with 24 types and a total of about 10K instances which
illustrate how they can be used (e.g.
http://www.freebase.com/view/en/marvel_universe) as well as a (small)
community of collaborators.  If nothing else, it might serve as a good
starting point and source of modeling experience.

Tom


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> *From:* "Olson, Peter" <polson@marvel.com>
> *To:* public-vocabs@w3.org
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:03:26 AM
> *Subject:* Comics
>
>  Hi List -
> Apologies if this is a re-post.  An earlier attempt to post to the list
> from this account seems to have died.
> Has any previous work been done on specifying a class for comic books (and
> comic series) as an extension of the Creative Work model?  If not, wed
> definitely be interested in drafting a standard.  Comics are modeled highly
> inconsistently across the net right now and making them more generally
> discoverable is very important to my company.
> - Peter
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