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The Soldier in later Medieval England - databases

From: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:02:04 +0930
Message-ID: <106cc1200907211932o124557aq76fb3673fdec17a3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Discussion list for Freebase Experts <freebase-experts@freebase.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Cc: a.r.bell@reading.ac.uk
Hey all,
I spy an article about
http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/search.php on slashdot.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8160081.stm

This database contains lots of records on Garrisons, Musters (call to
serve), etc

It occurs to me that this would be neat to interlink with
Freebase<http://www.freebase.com/>,
Geonames <http://www.geonames.org>, and the rest of the linked
data<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_Data>web with it

Adrian, a few questions for you -
1) Is it possible to obtain database
dumps<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_dump>in any form?
mysql / postgres dumps or
CSV<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values>
?
would this data be all considered public
domain<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain>
?

2) Are there any plans to expose 1x solider /
garrison<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrison>/ etc by
URI <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Identifier>?

For example:
http://www.medievalsoldier.org/soldier/view.php?id=13241
http://www.medievalsoldier.org/garrison/view.php?id=12345

3) Have you looked at linking to other data sets?
IE:
http://linkedgeodata.org/ for places (ie, your garrison data could link to
geonames / open street map locations)
http://www.freebase.com/view/en/owain_glyndwr -  an example of a historical
figure which would be recorded in your data; but it's sparse in detail
http://dbpedia.org/ would also have the same data as freebase


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