Clivaz, Claire and Schulthess, Sara and Sankar, Martial - Editing New Testament Arabic Manuscripts in a TEI-base: fostering close reading in Digital Humanities

jdmdh:3700 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, June 8, 2017, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
Editing New Testament Arabic Manuscripts in a TEI-base: fostering close reading in Digital Humanities

Authors: Clivaz, Claire and Schulthess, Sara and Sankar, Martial

If one is convinced that " quantitative research provides data not interpretation " [Moretti, 2005, 9], close reading should thus be considered as not only the necessary bridge between big data and interpretation but also the core duty of the Humanities. To test its potential in a neglected field – the Arabic manuscripts of the Letters of Paul of Tarsus – an enhanced, digital edition has been in development as a progression of a Swiss National Fund project. This short paper presents the development of this edition and perspectives regarding a second project. Based on the Edition Visualization Technology tool, the digital edition provides a transcription of the Arabic text, a standardized and vocalized version, as well as French translation with all texts encoded in TEI XML. Thanks to another Swiss National Foundation subsidy, a new research project on the unique New Testament, trilingual (Greek-Latin-Arabic) manuscript, the Marciana Library Gr. Z. 11 (379), 12th century, is currently underway. This project includes new features such as " Textlink " , " Hotspot " and notes: HumaReC.


Source : oai:HAL:hal-01280627v4
Volume: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
Section: Project presentations
Published on: June 8, 2017
Submitted on: June 8, 2017
Keywords: Digital edition,Arabic TEI,New Testament,Letters,Paul of Tarsus,[SHS.RELIG] Humanities and Social Sciences/Religions,[SHS.LITT] Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature,[SHS.HIST] Humanities and Social Sciences/History


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