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Re: Links from Myspace to Musicbrainz

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:22:48 +0100
Message-ID: <f323a4470907160222i2cec23cif2bc164ed387a1d7@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kurt J <kurtjx@gmail.com>
Cc: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>, public-lod@w3.org, music-ontology-specification-group@googlegroups.com

Can you provide some examples of the data? I was looking for myspace
links in the MusicBrainz data set earlier in the week but couldn't
find any.

This query:

PREFIX mo: <http://purl.org/ontology/mo/>
SELECT ?myspace WHERE {
  ?x mo:myspace ?myspace.

Returns no results from the musicbrainz SPARQL endpoint linked from
[1] and eventually times out with a Proxy error from [2]. I also tried
some variants using foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf. I'm probably missing
something here.

I'm trying to cross-link my discogs dataset [3] and some data on the
moseley folk festival [4] to other sources, and ended up having more
luck by looking up myspace links in the BBC data, via [5]. As that is
already tightly linked to dbpedia and musicbrainz I managed to include
a number of other links fairly easily. But I'd like to try this
against musicbrainz and myspace data directly.

Any help appreciated as I'm keen to make sure I link in those new
datasets as much as possible :)



[1]. http://dbtune.org/musicbrainz/
[2]. http://virtuoso.dbtune.org/sparql
[3]. http://discogs.dataincubator.org
[4]. http://moseley.dataincubator.org
[5]. http://api.talis.com/stores/bbc-backstage/services/sparql

2009/7/15 Kurt J <kurtjx@gmail.com>:
>> Did you consider making use of the fact that MusicBrainz contains links from
>> artists to their MySpace profile pages?
> yes, a good point.  we cross reference w/ these values (if they exist)
> and if they don't we assume we're correct.
> musicbrainz currently links to ~14k myspace pages.  these links are
> already in the dbtune.org/musicbrainz store.  however, they should
> probably exist in the myspace store as well.  consider it on the todo
> list :-)
> -kurt
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Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Received on Thursday, 16 July 2009 09:23:30 UTC

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