Gibson, Nathan P. and Michelson, David A. and Schwartz, Daniel L. - From manuscript catalogues to a handbook of Syriac literature: Modeling an infrastructure for Syriaca.org

jdmdh:1395 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, May 30, 2017, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
From manuscript catalogues to a handbook of Syriac literature: Modeling an infrastructure for Syriaca.org

Authors: Gibson, Nathan P. and Michelson, David A. and Schwartz, Daniel L.

Despite increasing interest in Syriac studies and growing digital availability of Syriac texts, there is currently no up-to-date infrastructure for discovering, identifying, classifying, and referencing works of Syriac literature. The standard reference work (Baumstark's Geschichte) is over ninety years old, and the perhaps 20,000 Syriac manuscripts extant worldwide can be accessed only through disparate catalogues and databases. The present article proposes a tentative data model for Syriaca.org's New Handbook of Syriac Literature, an open-access digital publication that will serve as both an authority file for Syriac works and a guide to accessing their manuscript representations, editions, and translations. The authors hope that by publishing a draft data model they can receive feedback and incorporate suggestions into the next stage of the project.


Source : oai:arXiv.org:1603.01207
Volume: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
Published on: May 30, 2017
Submitted on: March 4, 2016
Keywords: Computer Science - Digital Libraries


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