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Cover page of PHILOBIBLON AS A DIGITAL TOOL FOR HISTORIANS OF MEDIEVAL IBERIA

PHILOBIBLON AS A DIGITAL TOOL FOR HISTORIANS OF MEDIEVAL IBERIA

(2023)

This article provides a succinct review of the history and technological development of PhiloBiblon, one of the pioneer Digital Humanities projects for the study of the primary sources of the medieval and early modern literatures of the Iberian Peninsula. The warp and weft of its history are the four bibliographies that comprise it: BETA (Bibliografía Española de Textos Antiguos), BITECA (Bibliografia de Textos Antics Catalans, Valencians i Balears), BITAGAP (Bibliografia de Textos Antigos Galegos e Portugueses), and BIPA (Bibliografía de la Poesía Áurea). We describe how the program functions on the web, paying particular attention to the use of PhiloBiblon's key identifiers. Then we explain the proposed evolution of the project from siloed databases to Linked Open Data via FactGrid, a Database for Historians. Precisely because of this pending change, we wish to show medievalists other than literary and linguistic specialists, especially historians, how to make good use of PhiloBiblon.

Cover page of Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography

Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography

(2022)

Bibliography update to 10/29/2020

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PhiloBiblon y el mundo wiki

(2022)

After a homage to Gemma Avenoza and a brief review of the technological changes in PhiloBiblon since 1987, there follows a description of the current project, “PhiloBiblon: From Siloed Databases to Linked Open Data via Wikibase: Proof of Concept”. The current rigid structure, with its ten relational tables and almost 1,300 data fields, is abandoned in favor of a much more flexible structure of “triples,” records based on a series of statements of the type Entity + Property + Entity, using the system of Wikidata, in which two entities Q are linked by a property P, e.g., Santillana (Q2877) writes (P50) the “Comedieta de Ponza” (Q390408).

Cover page of PhiloBiblon y el mundo wiki

PhiloBiblon y el mundo wiki

(2022)

After a brief review of the technological changes in PhiloBiblon since 1987, there follows a description of the current project, “PhiloBiblon: From Siloed Databases to Linked Open Data via Wikibase: Proof of Concept”. The current rigid structure, with its ten relational tables and almost 1,300 data fields, is abandoned in favor of a much more f lexible structure of “triples,” records based on a series of statements of the type Entity + Property + Entity, using the system of Wikidata, in which two entities Q are linked by a property P, e.g., Santillana (Q2877) writes (P50) the “Comedieta de Ponza” (Q390408).

Cover page of PhiloBiblon and the Wiki World: Sustainable Technology

PhiloBiblon and the Wiki World: Sustainable Technology

(2022)

After a brief review of the technological changes in PhiloBiblon since 1987, there follows a description of the current project, "PhiloBiblon: From Siloed Databases to Linked Open Data via Wikibase: Proof of Concept". The current rigid structure, with its ten relational tables and almost 1,300 data fields, is abandoned in favor of a much more flexible structure of “triples,” records based on a series of statements of the type Entity + Property + Entity, using the system of Wikidata, in which two entities Q are linked by a property P, e.g., Santillana (Q2877) writes (P50) the “Comedieta de Ponza” (Q390408).