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Indiana Jones and the W3C Specification of Doom

Sebastian Heath is the architect of the American Numismatic Society’s coin database, previously flagged here as one of the coolest things on the entire internet.

On his blog, he’s working out a way to describe ancient artifacts in a modern, semantic, Freebase-y way. Sophocles meets Skynet!

It might be a little too dense to really dive into, but you should at least give it a peek. I find this line of thought irresistible:

The “things” I want to identify are:

  • The year 124 as an event.
  • The sophist Polemon
  • The emperor Hadrian
  • The imperial cult
  • And the two citations

(And really, if there were more imperial cults on the Semantic Web, I think a lot more people would be into it.)

One comment

“That wasn’t CLE. That was a cult initiation.” And thus Robin’s occult intent reveals itself. 😉

Also, peep bullet-points-inside-blockquotes. I’d never noticed that before. Don’t know whether it’s semantic or not, but I like it.

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