[Freebase-discuss] Are two fictional characters the same thing?
philip-freebase at shadowmagic.org.uk
Tue Mar 8 08:10:41 UTC 2011
On Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 11:44:14AM -0800, Gordon Mackenzie wrote:
> There is no good guidance for this, where does one fictional
> representation diverge enough from the the others to warrant a
> separate topic?
At the same point at which an updated and expanded edition of a book is
different enough to be a different book or an expanded release of an
album is different enough to be a different album - or in other words,
a mixture of judgment and knowledge about the specific representations.
Some of the merges seeing in the queue at the moment _seem_ to have been
done on the basis of "here are two representations of the same
character, flag for merge" - to pick one, without a lot more knowledge,
I wouldn't say that /en/lucy_westerman and /en/lucy_westenra are the
same concept, and this isn't helped in that there's no comment on the
merge flag explaining why you think they are the same.
Philip Kendall <philip at shadowmagic.org.uk>
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