Carly, Greg, Dr. Bowman and Filiz met to determine some blanket rules for data entry that came up repeatedly as major issues. The following decisions were made:
Almost every sentence containing a verb becomes an "event".
Statements of interest will be included in the notes field and not as "events".
If Jim has Tiffany, Heather, Cody, Dylan and Dermot by Brandine, then these are entered as "relationships" ONLY, with the marriage, sex, conception and birthing implied, and not listed as actual events.
If two people get married and there's a huge hullabulou, then the marriage is listed as an event, and they are also entered as "relationships". Same for if it's a famous rape or birth. Marriage, sex and births aren't an event unless they're a big deal.
If someone is said to be somewhere, they should be linked to that "place" without a mediating, made-up event. eg. "Carly was in Victoria" becomes a link Carly=Victoria, not an event like "Carly existed in Victoria" and then link that to Carly and to Victoria.
If someone's going on a journey, make two "events". "Carly left Victoria to go home to Whitehorse for the holidays" becomes "Carly leaves Victoria", (one event, link to Carly and Vic) and "Carly arrives in Whitehorse" (another event, link to Carly and to Whitehorse).
If there is an embedded citation or contested information in the text, enter it as if it were true, make a note, and write Greg about it. We will make the notes field for this case available, and note the reported nature of the information. This happens most often for Character/Character/Citation.
Greg's going to see if he can create an "uber-character" that is a group that constitutes many characters that we can associate with events.
Carly's going to come up with a sample journey describing any one labour of Hercules from listing events in the database in order. Also continue answering any emails from Filiz and Amy.
Filiz is going to keep entering Apollodorus.
Dr.Bowman is going to finish disambiguating and eventually proof-read all this data.
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