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Re: [discogs] Announce: First draft of Discogs data conversion

From: Kurt J <kurtjx@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:12:39 +0100
Message-ID: <b55af8eb0907100112i7eb22662j2c5fbf795835bc9c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Cc: 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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> L.
>
> p.s. thats one more thing ticked off the linked data shopping list :)
>
> [1]. http://www.discogs.com/
> [2]. http://discogs.dataincubator.org/

Very exciting!  Seeing lots of links to dbtune and dbpedia.  Well done!

-Kurt
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