The LibraryThing API could also be used to retrieve what they call "Common
Knowledge" tags, including character names but also place names etc.
(using the example API key)
Look for the "characternames" field.
As far as I can tell, however, there is no way to determine which of the
characters are the "lead male" and "lead female" character short of
assuming that the top listed characters are in effect the lead ones. Also,
the API calls are limited to 1000 a day. But maybe an avenue to consider.
On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Shaun Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Another interesting startup in this area is Trajectory.
> Here's a list of Classics/Fiction via their JSON API (doc=isbn):
> Here's a "human readable" view:
> On 4/14/15 11:07 AM, Amanda French wrote:
>> What you *did* need for this interesting project was Small Demons, which
>> was a for-profit company that was creating linked data from books -- here's
>> an article about it: http://www.theverge.com/2013/
>> But it shut down in 2013, and I have no idea what happened to the data.
>> It might all have been commercial and proprietary, anyway. Article on its
>> closure: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-small-
>> On 4/13/15 10:12 PM, davesgonechina wrote:
>>> So I have this idea I'd like to do for a hobby project, but it requires
>>> finding a table that lists a classic novel, a Gutenberg.org link to an