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[discogs] Announce: First draft of Discogs data conversion

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:10:15 +0100
Message-ID: <f323a4470907090410k63a77dc2occ70447f4e838c8b@mail.gmail.com>
To: dataincubator@googlegroups.com, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>

As a personal project I've been working on a conversion of the discogs
[1] music database into Linked Data [2].

The database, which is regularly exported and is under a Public Domain
license, includes medata about approximately 1.2m artists and over
100k labels, and 1.5m releases,

The first cut of the conversion, which covers just artists and labels
at this stage, is now available from [2]. The dataset uses a number of
different vocabularies, primarily FOAF and the Music Ontology. It also
links into DbPedia, and the MySpace data exposed from dbtune. The next
round of changes will be to fix up a few outstanding bugs; build links
into the BBC /music website; and conversion of the release data.
There's a substantial amount of data there already, so I thought I'd
announce it for feedback from the community, so bug reports and
feedback appreciated.

The data is hosted in the Talis Platform under the Connected Commons scheme.



p.s. thats one more thing ticked off the linked data shopping list :)

[1]. http://www.discogs.com/
[2]. http://discogs.dataincubator.org/

Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Received on Thursday, 9 July 2009 11:10:56 UTC

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