[openbiblio-dev] UI experiment - Bibliographica
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Jan 4 15:56:46 UTC 2011
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle at kcoyle.net> wrote:
> There is place information for some fiction, presumably coming out of
> library data:
> Because subjects are at the work level in OL, you could retrieve places
> from the work for any edition.
> One of the issues for fiction, of course, is fictitious places, which are
> notoriously hard to map :-). Library subject headings distinguish between
> real and not real:
> Discworld (Imaginary place)
> LibraryThing has a data element for users to add place information, but I
> don't think it distinguishes between real and not real places.
> My guess is that if the place is sufficiently interesting then we can find
it in Wikipedia - if it's on the surface of Terra is will usually have
lat/long. If it's fictitious it won't.
"The *Discworld* is the fictional setting for all of Terry
*Discworld <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld>* fantasy novels."
"*Narnia* is a fantasy world
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_world>created by C.
S. Lewis <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._S._Lewis> as the primary location
for his series of seven fantasy
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy>novels for children, "
"The *Hundred Acre Wood* (also spelled as *100 Aker Wood*, *Hundred-Acre
Wood*, and *100 Acre Wood*; also known as simply "The Wood") is the
fictional land inhabited by
friends in the
Winnie-the-Pooh <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie-the-Pooh> series of
children's stories by author A. A.
"*The Mayor of Casterbridge* (1886), subtitled "The Life and Death of a Man
of Character", is a tragic novel by British
Hardy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardy>. It is set in the
fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of
Dorset <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorset>). "
It should be fairly easy to identify whether the language uses "fictional",
"fantasy" and other constructs
We shan't get all exemplars but enough to excite people.
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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