On 24/05/11 01:04, LeVan,Ralph wrote:
> What we do is make local authority records out of the Wikipedia records that we've identified as names. So the adding dates and stuff is to the local authority record of that Wikipedia record. We then use our usual VIAF matching technology between those Wikipedia authority records and the other authority records in VIAF. Wikipedia records that end up in a VIAF cluster get kept and the others get dropped as not matching anything we have in VIAF.
Are there any guidelines us wikipedians should be using to increase the
likelihood of matches? I'm thinking in particular of the representation
of uncertain dates.
Are there perhaps 'ground truth' URLs such as links into identities /
VIAF which we can use? If so, what is the exact form of those URLs?
Library Technology Services http://www.victoria.ac.nz/library/