[okfn-discuss] open shakespeare: update
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Sun Jun 25 18:19:48 UTC 2006
Jo Walsh wrote:
> very nice! questions:
> - http://gutenkarte.org - anywhere near some of your dreams? sadly
> there are 'issues' in re the source + metacarta releasing it; but
> the parser/geotagger API is open, as is the client code.
Looks very cool. This would tie in really well with the microfacts idea
we've talked about. Of course an open API does *not* = open knowledge
(as you point out when mentioning the source issues).
> On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 05:12:36PM +0100, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>>I've put up the current open shakespeare (web) interface on dev.okfn.org:
>>The base page just gives an index and links to (cleaned) plain text
>>version of shakespeare plays.
>>There is also a concordance (though for just one play -- Hamlet btw):
>>It is Hamlet only because the concordance is being done as one big
>>dictionary which in turn in pickled to disk (this was the simplest
>>possible way to do it initially!). This means a full concordance is a
>>hefty 40MB which is just too much to load up.
>>*Please let me know what you think*. Current todo list is:
>>If you want to play around with/contribute to the code there are details
>>Developing the code
>>All the code is in subversion:
>>Installing locally is pretty easy just follow the instructions in:
>>There is plenty to do and several challenging sections including:
>> 1. work out what the appropriate 'api' is for shakespeare texts so
>>that you can easily annotate them and reference them
>> 2. How do we markup and version texts
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