The Museum of the Person - Documents

The Museum of the Person’s collection consists of XML documents participant. Typically each interview is split into three parts:

  • mini-biography and personal data, such as name, date and place of birth, and job.This information is placed in a separate document, called BI;
  • two versions of the interview: the text of the original interview, and the edited document;
    The interview file refers to the raw interview; it contains all the questions asked and the narrator’s answers.
    The edited file is a plain text, structured by themes that define small portions of a person’s life story. In this format, a life history may give rise to thematic stories (eg, dating, childhood, craft, among others). Both interview and edited files contain metadata tagging to define important testimony zones. Examples of this marking are given or institution names, jobs, places, etc.;
  • photographs and their legend. The legend document contains a section for each photo or scanned document as file name and a caption. This legend includes a description of the image and the date, and wherever possible the name of the stakeholder.

Aside the interviews, there is also a thesaurus that includes key concepts mentioned in the stories. These concepts are linked by hierarchical relationships, namely: Broader term (BT) / Narrower term (NT) (superclass and subclass, respectively); Has (HAS) / Part-of (POF); Use instead (USE) / Used for (UF); Instance (INST) / Instance of (IOF); and Related term (RT).

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