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RE: Comics

From: Olson, Peter <polson@marvel.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:30:49 -0400
Message-ID: <BDB9E95AE966BA478050190597CC04AF6ADB74@MASTER.MARVEL.NYC.ENT>
To: "Tom Morris" <tfmorris@gmail.com>, "Aaron Bradley" <aaranged@yahoo.com>, <public-vocabs@w3.org>
We're familiar to some degree or another with all of these.  I'm just
doing a bit of...um...internal evangelism to get some clearance to
contribute more.

 

One question - there's no existing periodical model at all, right?  It
seems like (floppy) comics would extend a larger periodical structure
(e.g. periodical series - "The New Yorker" and periodical issue "Issue
#4, 2010").

 

-peter 

 

From: Tom Morris [mailto:tfmorris@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:25 PM
To: Aaron Bradley
Cc: Olson, Peter; public-vocabs@w3.org
Subject: Re: Comics

 

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, we'd 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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