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Re: Piggy Bank and road trips

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <stefanom@mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 13:30:57 -0400
Message-ID: <429607D1.8080803@mit.edu>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

Ryan Lee wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been playing a bit with Piggy Bank [1] since it could technically
> qualify as my day job (more bluntly: I'm part of the SIMILE team).  The
> mapping feature inspired me to do some road trip planning, and I thought
> the process might be fun to share with the wider semantic web community.
> I took my OS X Address Book data and made it into FOAF, querying Google
> Maps for geo coordinates.  I then used Piggy Bank's harvesting
> architecture to scrape Motel 6's site for their locations around the
> country, or enough of them for me to have a good idea of where I could
> stay each night in states in which I don't seem to know anybody.  A
> little bit more on the experience, and the resulting map:
>   http://ryanlee.org/journal/one?journal_id=3861
> Now, if only I had a car...

Scrape dealers!! ;-)

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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