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Re: Category, Role and unique identifiers for those credited

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  • kolarjl
    So having an ID could be useful- however, is it the AMG ID, the MUZE ID, the IMDB ID ??? and so on.. we would have to have a way to specify which ID we were
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      So having an ID could be useful- however, is it the AMG ID, the MUZE ID, the IMDB ID ???
      and so on.. we would have to have a way to specify which ID we were using..

      I definitely do see value in this.
      Jennifer Kolar

      --- In rss-media@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Wyman" <bob@w...> wrote:
      > As Danny Ayers suggested on Jan-18, it would be very useful for
      > interoperation and reuse at the application level if media:category mirrored
      > the category elements that are being defined for Atom.
      >
      >
      >
      > An Atom-like category definition would look like:
      >
      > <media:category scheme=" <http://dmoz.org> http://dmoz.org"
      > term="/Arts/Animation/" label="Animation" />
      >
      >
      >
      > 1. Scheme identifies the taxonomy or topic map from which the term is
      > selected
      >
      > 2. Term is the designator within the scheme (Term is necessary since a
      > single human-readable label will often map to multiple terms in taxonomy.
      > Human language is frequently less precise then the taxonomy. In the example
      > above, the term "animation" might be the label for use with an art-form.
      > However, it might also describe the process of bringing something to life,
      > or a kind of movement in a biological system.
      >
      > 3. Label is a human readable representation of the term
      >
      >
      >
      > It should also be noted that the "role" attribute of media:credit is
      > essentially a term selected from a taxonomy. Thus, it would make a great
      > deal of sense, I think for the encoding of category and @role to mirror each
      > other. Something like the following would do the job:
      >
      >
      >
      > <media:credit
      >
      > scheme="http://en.wikipedia.org <http://en.wikipedia.org/> "
      >
      > term="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor"
      >
      > label="Actor">
      >
      > Katherine Hepburn
      >
      > </media:credit>
      >
      >
      >
      > In any case, something I really miss in media:credit is the ability to use
      > unambiguous methods for identifying those who are credited. For instance,
      > what I'd really like to do is indicate *which* of potentially several
      > Katherine Hepburns that I'm talking about. To do this, I might want to use
      > the IMDB tag for her. That tag would is:
      > http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000031/.
      >
      >
      >
      > Just cramming that tag into the media:credit element could get a bit ugly.
      > Thus, I'd like to suggest that the element get expanded at bit: Consider:
      >
      >
      >
      > <media:credit id="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000031/">
      >
      > <media:category scheme=http://en.wikipedia.org <http://en.wikipedia.org/>
      >
      > term=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor label="Actor"/>
      >
      > Katherine Hepburn
      >
      > </media:credit>
      >
      >
      >
      > Alternatively, consider:
      >
      >
      >
      > <media:credit>
      >
      > <media:category scheme=http://en.wikipedia.org <http://en.wikipedia.org/>
      >
      > term=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actor label="Actor"/>
      >
      > <media:name uri="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000031/">Katherine
      > Hepburn</media:name>
      >
      > </media:credit>
      >
      >
      >
      > i.e. a credit can have a category and can refer to an individual using a URI
      > as well as human readable text. This simplifies matters by removing "role"
      > as a distinct item with unique syntax (by reusing "category") while allowing
      > reduced ambiguity in referring to those who are credited.
      >
      >
      >
      > Comments would be appreciated.
      >
      >
      >
      > bob wyman
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