Re: Books identifications


I've copied public-schemabibex because I like your realistic example. It's the right mix of incomplete strings and things and relationships in between.

I think that almost all the things you mention (abstract and real) can be tied to http URIs that already exist. Granted, those URIs are dispersed and the declared statements that bind them are incomplete and scattered, but I think the *vocabulary* to express all the types and relationships pretty much already exists.

Your question, then, is how to identify selected individuals in that larger graph, which presumably implies a query on it.

If so:
- what vocabulary terms are required to express the query ( i.e. are there terms missing?)
- what does the query look like? (e.g. expressed as SPARQL)
- who is going to do the work of rationalizing existing http URIs?
- what additional ambiguities does this effort reveal?

Time for a scavenger hunt? ;-)


> On Aug 10, 2015, at 2:56 AM, Cyril Otal <> wrote:
> Hello
> I'd like to know how to identify several resources found in the books world.
> Let's take an example :
> Let W be a work (like "A Clash of Kings").
> Let S a series, including W (like "A Song of Ice and Fire")
> W is published by 4 editors : E1, E2, E3 and E4
> A simple version by E1 : E1B
> E2 publishes it in two tomes : E2B1 and E2B2
> E3 publishes it in 3 tomes :  E3B1, E3B2 and E3B3
> E4 publishes it with a huge preface : E4B
> Suppose there is 2 digital formats, F1 and F2
> We can find W in format F1 in one file : F1B
> We can find W in format F2 in 2 files : F2B1 and F2B2
> My question is : how to identify the resources :
> - W
> - S
> - books E1B, E2B1, E2B2, E3B1, E3B2, E3B3, and E4B
> - files F1B, F2B1 and F2B2
> Where to use ISBN, EANů ?
> Thanks,
> Cyril

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