The Knowledge Production Project (KPP) is a data search, visualization, and analytics platform. Eight years in the making, KPP strives to collect, organize, and correlate knowledge produced in the English language on the Middle East since 1979.
Underlying the KPP interface are eight separate databases that catalog information on peer-reviewed articles, books, translated books, think tanks, websites, film (fictional feature films, television shows – including serials and documentary films), reviews, and dissertations on the Middle East.
Teams were built for each of these databases, which then developed their procedures for identifying sources; mining data; cataloguing and coding entries; and maintaining quality control. The descriptions and methodologies used for each database follow.
Caveats, detailing the particularities of data collection or limitations of a particular database, are included.