CODE 7: Paige Morgan about Visible Prices

 

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What would 3 shillings buy in 1834? And what wouldn’t 3 shillings buy? »Visible Prices« is a digital humanities database project. It provides contexts by highlighting the relationships between prices and therefore shows how price proportion between different goods changed over time and space. Paige Morgan is developing »Visible Prices« as a linked open data project using RDF (Resource Description Framework). It is a searchable collection of price information from literary and historical texts. In this interview we talk about the idea behind the project and the challenges in building a database.

 
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Disclaimer: I took this interview at the conference »Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective«. The Volkswagenstiftung invited me to participate as a »Science Reporter«.

 


Diese Episode zitieren: Daniel Meßner: »CODE 7: Paige Morgan about Visible Prices«, in: Coding History, Podcastinterview, 31. März 2015, https://codinghistory.com/podcast/code7/ (17. Juli 2018).

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