Curation Task

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A Curation Task is an analysis task where some item are transformed into a curated item.



    • Curation is generally the selection of, care for and presentation of the objects entered into a collection, whether that collection is physical (such as items in a museum) or digital (such as entries in Wikipedia). The emphasis of curation may vary among:
      • The selection process -- such as the use of expertise or expert advice to decide what items or content should be added to a collection or archive.
      • The caretaking process -- controlling the decay of historical object (such as census records) or biological specimens (such as insects or flowers).
      • Presentation -- determining how objects or records are displayed, including what metadata will be displayed along with them.


    • 1. The act of curating, of organizing and maintaining a collection of artworks or artifacts.
    • 2. The act of curing or healing.
    • 3. (databases) The manual updating of information in a database.
    • Curation is a process of identification and organization of artworks in order to further knowledge. Curation includes verification and additions to the existing documentation for objects. Curators, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics web page " the acquisition, storage, and exhibition of collections, including negotiating and authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange, or loan of collections. They are also responsible for authenticating, evaluating, and categorizing the specimens in a collection. Curators oversee and help conduct the institution's research projects and related educational programs. However, an increasing part of a curator's duties involves fund raising and promotion, which may include the writing and reviewing of grant proposals, journal articles, and publicity materials, as well as attendance at meetings, conventions, and civic events."
    • Curation (Biology): curation of biological databases in this context means basically the manual extraction of biological information from the literature by a domain expert. The aim is to transform information contained in free text (scientific literature) to information stored in form of a structured database record (biological databases).