[linux-audio-user] [OT] bibliographic database [wasRe: [OT] OODBs and schema]

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at rfa.org
Tue Feb 3 13:15:44 EST 2004

Since you two seem to know a bit about such things and you're on the
topic ...

I have a largish annotated bibliography from my college days consisting
mainly of psychoacoustics literature. Some time in the next year or two
I hope to start studying that stuff again (along with DSP). When I do I 
want to move the bibliography to a more flexible format (currently in 
MSword 6.0 on my old beige powermac that hasn't been powered on in 
almost 2 years ... )

The main points of interest for me are my annotations, of course, but
also, as I created it I kept track of which and how many other texts
listed a given text in their bilbliography. I did this to get a sense of
what I should read to better understand what I had already read (if that
makes any sense ... )

When I get around to going forward with my studies I want to continue
adding the bibliographies of any texts I read to my data store in a way
that allows me to keep tabs on which authors and which particular texts
are referred to most often. I want this to give me a guide of sorts to 
whose most recent publications to keep track of and which canonical 
texts to be sure to study.

I don't have any formal computer science training and little pratical
experience with database or content management systems. Is there an
existing system or program I could use to do what I want? Or what
direction would you recommend looking into if I manage to try to code
something in python for myself? I'm willing and interested to learn
about this stuff, but don't know where to start. I don't have time for
this project right now, but since you guys are on the topic I was 
hoping to get some pointers to store away for later.

Eric Rz.

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 12:15:55PM -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 03:37:21PM +0000, Steve Harris wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:27:35 -0500, Paul Winkler wrote:
> > > > You create a mapping schema which says
> > > > 
> > > > GreenThings rdfs:subClassOf ColouredThings .
> > > > RedThings   rdfs:subClassOf ColouredThings .
> > > > (and the same for the properties that need translating.
> > > 
> > > okey-doke.
> > > 
> > > Now, how do you, as a third party, make use of all this stuff?
> > > Do I have to provide a query engine at some URL or do you just
> > > walk through my pile of RDF documents parsing stuff?
> > 
> > Either or both, yes. Generally you read peoples RDF into a local store,
> > but you could use thier remote query interface if they will let you.
> OK.  I doubt i will do the latter.
> It might be pretty easy to provide something like your "view as RDF"
> link from each page.
> Thanks for all the answers!
> -- 
> Paul Winkler
> http://www.slinkp.com
> (random hero from isometric.spaceninja.com)

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