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LinkedBrainz lives on at new site

March 2014: Barry Norton has been continuing the work of LinkedBrainz over the last 3 years since the project's funding ended. He recently published a SPARQL endpoint for accessing the MusicBrainz database at http://linkedbrainz.org

Useful Links

For anyone following up on the LinkedBrainz work, the following links should guide through the status and give an introduction to the work.

https://github.com/BarryNorton/D2R-LinkedBrainz-Fork
project repository that includes
- the D2RQ mapping file [1]
- the libraries his D2RS instance depends on [2]
- a wiki with LinkedBrainz dataset related information [3]
- an issues list with open issues that are discovered during the development of the mapping [4]

https://github.com/zazi/linkedbrainz-d2rs-translators
project repository that includes
- the LinkedBrainz related D2RQ Translator classes that are necessary for the mapping [5]
- an issues list with open issues that are not resolved yet [6]

SPARQL Endpoint and Information Workbench UI for LinkedBrainz

fluidsOps AG have taken the OWLIM database, loaded with the LinkedBrainz dump, and created a public SPARQL endpoint. This is used, together with their Information Workbench product to provide a front-end user interface for LinkedBrainz.

Future Project Ideas for Linked Music Data: LinkedBrainz and MusicNet - what next?

Discussion at JISCexpo Programme Meeting

Present: Barry Norton, Cedric Mesnage, Joe Lambert, David Bretherton, Simon Dixon

Identifiers for musical works
- Too much for one project -> crowd-sourcing
- Build on MusicBrainz infrastructure?
- Use MusicNet's alignment tool to clean up MusicBrainz (MB)
- or do the MB editors do a good enough job?
- do we need to involve musicologists in MB as super-editors
- MB only covers recorded music
- Involve publishers for scores without recordings?
- BBC Radio 3 data (Nick Humphrey?)

Bootstrapping issue to attract people to site (cheese)
- does MB already provide the right interface? could write a plugin for Picard
- is there any conflict between MB's sustainability and our specialist needs
- discography = cheese

LinkedBrainz Summary

Title of Primary Project Output: LinkedBrainz Live!

The type of user this product is for: LinkedBrainz Live is for application developers and institutions who require or use information about recorded music. Especially if thes require to interlink datasets or benefit from inference via automated reasoning.

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