• Data exchange in practice: Towards a prosopographical API (Preprint)

    Author(s):
    Vasold Gunter, Schlögl Matthias, Georg Vogeler (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Prosopography, History
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    BD2019
    Conf. Loc.:
    Varna
    Conf. Date:
    5./6. September 2019
    Tag(s):
    RESTful API, OpenAPI, factoid model, APIS, monasterium.net, IPIF, Data aggregation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/yw4h-5f09
    Abstract:
    The paper discusses the question whether methods applied in work with prosopographical data can be integrated into an ”International Proposography Interoperability Framework” (IPIF) comparable to the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework). It suggests basing this upon a RESTful interface defined in a publicly available definition of an API. The API is based on the three-partite factoid model, thus keeping the identification of the person, information on the person, and the source documenting this information separated, aggregating it in a “factoid” with the metadata of its creation. The API definition follows the rules of OpenAPI which allows automatic code generation. As a proof of concept, the API has been implemented in the context of the APIS project, containing the information of the Austrian biographical lexicon, and with data from monasterium.net, the world wide largest database of medieval charters. It introduces a wrapper for LOBID and wikidata and a standalone server created with code generation from the OpenAPI specification as a second proof of concept implementation. In a third proof of concept it showcases the reuse of tools originally developed for APIS in other services.
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