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Experiment adding HTML5 microdata following schema.org to a WDL item page and processing with rdflib-microdata
#!/usr/bin/env python
# you'll need to pip install microdata
import urllib
import rdflib
import microdata
items = microdata.get_items(open("horrible-beta-markup.html"))
open("horrible-beta-markup.json", "w").write(items[0].json())
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<title>Antietam, Maryland. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand: Another View - World Digital Library</title>
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<h1>Title: <span class="item_title" itemprop="name">Antietam, Maryland. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand: Another View</span></h1>
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<ul><li class="description" itemprop="description">At the outset of the U.S. Civil War, Mathew Brady dispatched a team of photographers to document the conflict. Among them was a Scottish-born immigrant named Alexander Gardner, the photographer who took this photo of Lincoln at Antietam as well as other famous wartime shots. The man to Lincoln's right is Allan Pinkerton, founder of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, whom Lincoln had as head of a personal security detail during the war. Gardner titled another shot of Pinkerton and his brother William at Antietam “The Secret Service.” Gardner photographed Lincoln on seven separate occasions, the last one on February 5, 1865, only a few weeks before Lincoln’s assassination. In 1866 he published <em>Gardner’s Sketchbook of the War</em>, combining plates and text, commemorating such battles as Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Petersburg, but the book was a commercial failure. Photographic historians also have suggested that Gardner staged many of his photos, moving dead bodies and using a regular prop gun to create romanticized pictorial narratives.</li></ul>
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Antietam, Maryland. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand
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<li>Table of Contents: European settlement of Central America, by Professor Dr. K. Sapper. European settlement of the Lesser Antilles, by Professor Dr. K. Sapper. Dutch West Indies, by Professor Dr. D. Van Blom. Comments on the investigations by the association of social policy for Dutch East Indies, by ministry director (ret.) Dr. I. A. Nederburgh.</li>
<li>From the series: Writings by the Association for Social Policy, and the series: European settlement of the Tropics.</li>
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