Resolvable URIs for actors
Our actors analysis is the collection of all persons and institutions in the digitized works. We now have introduced URIs for each actor. These are resolvable and lead to page on which we link to further information sources. You might try Saddam Hussein whose URI is http://lombardinetworks.net/actor/1890/ or George W. Bush who is identified by http://lombardinetworks.net/actor/1763/.
The names that Lombardi used in the works are not normalized. So often, searches for them in information sources fail or are suboptimal. An example is the South African company Armscor, which appears as “Armscor of South Africa – Pretoria -” in Gerry Bull, Space Research and Armscor of Pretoria, South Africa c.1972-80 (4th version). If you check the Wikipedia search on http://lombardinetworks.net/actor/1755/ you will notice that the correct page is on top of the proposed matches but the exact name from the drawing makes the search fail.
The given URI now opens the way to annotate the actors. One such annotation could be a “search friedly” name.
Note that aside from the actor id, there is also an occurency id that we will introduce. So an actor has its identity, but it can have multiple occurrences in difference drawings. Each of the occurrence will get a single URI, too, which could be resolved to the specific node with the graph representation of that drawing. It could perhaps also be resolved to an image except of the drawing.