• The PROFMUS Application: Development, Status, and Future Progress

    Maria João Albuquerque, José Luís Borbinha, H. Sofia Pinto, Luís Filipe Santos, Tiago Teixeira
    Stefan Münnich (see profile) , David Rizo
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Electronic data processing--Management, Digital humanities, Music, Ontology
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2021
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Alicante
    Conf. Loc.:
    On-Site & Online
    Conf. Date:
    19–22 July 2021
    MediaWiki, Wikibase, Data management
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    PROFMUS is a collaborative project that aims to carry out the research and consolidation of information to support further research about the Portuguese musicians active in the period from 1750 to 1986. The information to be collected must include as many relevant attributes as possible, especially about their academic background, professional careers, and personal details. This project considers a large amount of data from a wide time-period, which means there will be various attributes for each object, which will evolve over time or differ from source to source. There is also an issue wit the lack of uniformity of existing sources in multiple institutions, museums, archives, and databases, each with its own data scheme. Since PROFMUS has a long-term perspective, it does not try to create a uniform and prefixed scheme for the data to consolidate but accepts every different scheme and stores all data in a controlled knowledge base. We describe here an application for that purpose, using MediaWiki and Wikibase for storage, and a back-office specific application to manage and publish the data.
    The MEC 2021 was hosted at Universidad de Alicante. It was sponsored by the Conselleria de Innovación, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital de la Generalitat Valenciana (ref. AORG/2021/095), the Instituto de Investigación Informática de la Universidad de Alicante (IUII), co-sponsored with the Instituto Superior de Enseñanzas Artísticas de la Comunidad Valenciana (ISEA.CV), and generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of the Government of Canada (SSHRC).
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    2 years ago


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