Milestone: Public access to the knowledge graph

The project has reached an important milestone. The collected data from six sources is available in RDF and can be viewed on the domain. Currently, only the transformed original data is available, as we are still working to complete the next step in the data integration process.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all the enthusiast communities who make data available under a free license on the web and specifically the communities who kindly supported the project by attending our initial workshop, and exchanged ideas on data in the Japanese visual media domain with us. We are especially grateful to the communities who have agreed to offer us a specific open licence (detailed information is available here) for the parts of their data that have been integrated into our database.

A word regarding the contents: Some communities discuss media that is targeted towards an adult audience and may contain very graphic content. While there are no images in our knowledge graph, even the description of the contents by tags, or the descriptions of characters by traits can be very explicit. If the communities separate descriptors into a “not safe for work (NSFW)” or “adult” category, we follow this separation in the RDF data by splitting the information into two subsets, which are represented by different RDF graphs. By default, information from any RDF graph containing NSFW descriptions is disabled in the frontend view. You can enable them in the “graphs” submenu on the upper right corner. The graph settings are stored in a cookie and persist if you continue to use the same browser.

To get a first impression of the different entities from the sources, we have prepared a few demonstration links below. All entities are identified by their URI and opening that URI will show all associated information in our RDF triplestore database. You can browse the data by following the links between connected entities.

Anime Characters Database
Serena Tsukino, a character with the ‘twintails‘ hairstyle. She is voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi and appears in the ‘magical girl‘ anime, Sailor Moon.

Krillin, a character from the anime Dragon Ball Z, and EiichirĊ Oda, author of the One Piece manga.

Media Arts Database
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for the Playstation 4, one of many editions of Metal Gear Solid V, produced by Konami and Kojima Productions.

The Visual Novel Database
Saber, a character with a reserved personality from Fate/Stay Night, a visual novel series featuring a high amount of bad endings. Produced by Type-Moon, this series has a number of releases, such as Fate/Stay Night [Realta Nua] -Unlimited Blade Works-.

By the way: The site is using the new frontend that was developed as part of the JVMG project.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the data or if you are interested in having a copy of the database locally for analysis, please contact us via email. You can reach us by email: jvmg (at) hdm-stuttgart (dot) de.

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