CHAPTER 3

Modeling and Discovering Creative Works

3.1 LIBRARY CATALOGING AND LINKED DATA

So far, the discussion has focused on the assertions about people, places, organizations, and concepts associated with the description of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Hamlet, and American Guerrilla, and many other creative works mentioned in the previous pages, but it has omitted the most important detail of all. What, exactly, is a creative work? We can presume that descriptions excerpted from WorldCat cataloging data, library catalogs, or bookseller websites such as Amazon.com are comprehensible to casual readers because they refer to objects that can be experienced in some fashion, by searching for, borrowing, buying, reading, skimming, studying, ...

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