The Name Mapping and Curator Tool was developed to support the creation of a directory of jazz artist personal names that was as extensive and accurate as possible. We started by creating an application which bootstraps names of jazz artists from DBpedia and then maps individuals’ URIs onto the Library of Congress Name Authority File and VIAF to include preferred and alternate names.
To further refine the directory resulting from the mapping process, we developed the Curator, a user-friendly interface on the front end of a heavily automated process. This tool allows for human curation of the directory, including the approval, removal, and disambiguation of personal names. Access the prototype files here.