I am currently planning to import some 300 items into my Tropy project with JSON-LD, but the dates of these items (taken from a database) have been prepared in natural language like “before 1438”, “probably about 1475–6”, or “about 1348/50-5”. As I have read in a few threads here that further support of the Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) is already in the working, I would be willing to manually convert them into EDTF though the task seems huge given the sheer amount of items.
So I’d like to ask if there’s any plan in the future to convert existing dates from natural language to EDTF with the date widget currently in development, or at least to identify the dates in natural language (i.e. that don’t validate) so that the user could change them manually?
My apologies if the matter sounds rather up in the air, but since Tropy is such a powerful and promising tool I really cannot wait to get my hands on a larger set of data for my study of art history. Many thanks in advance and keep up the good work!