Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages


1. From manuscript catalogues to a handbook of Syriac literature: Modeling an infrastructure for Syriaca.org

Gibson, Nathan P. ; Michelson, David A. ; 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 […]

2. Preprocessing Greek Papyri for Linguistic Annotation

Vierros, Marja ; Henriksson, Erik.
Greek documentary papyri form an important direct source for Ancient Greek. It has been exploited surprisingly little in Greek linguistics due to a lack of good tools for searching linguistic structures. This article presents a new tool and digital platform, “Sematia”, which enables transforming the […]
Section: Towards a Digital Ecosystem: NLP. Corpus infrastructure. Methods for Retrieving Texts and Computing Text Similarities

3. Editing New Testament Arabic Manuscripts in a TEI-base: fostering close reading in Digital Humanities

Clivaz, Claire ; Schulthess, Sara ; 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 […]
Section: Project presentations

4. Dealing with all types of quotations (and their parallels) in a closed corpus: The methodology of the Project The literary tradition in the third and fourth centuries CE: Grammarians, rhetoricians and sophists as sources of Graeco-Roman literature

Rodríguez-Noriega, Lucía.
The Project The literary tradition in the third and fourth centuries CE: Grammarians, rhetoricians and sophists as sources of Graeco-Roman literature (FFI2014-52808-C2-1-P) aims to trace and classify all types of quotations, both explicit (with or without mention of the author and/or title) and […]
Section: Project presentations

5. Version Variation Visualization (VVV): Case Studies on the Hebrew Haggadah in English

Cheesman, Tom ; Roos, Avraham, .
The ‘Version Variation Visualization’ project has developed online tools to support comparative, algorithm-assisted investigations of a corpus of multiple versions of a text, e.g. variants, translations, adaptations (Cheesman, 2015, 2016; Cheesman et al., 2012, 2012-13, 2016; Thiel, 2014; links: […]
Section: Visualisation of intertextuality and text reuse

6. Measuring and Mapping Intergeneric Allusion in Latin Poetry using Tesserae

Burns, Patrick J..
Most intertextuality in classical poetry is unmarked, that is, it lacks objective signposts to make readers aware of the presence of references to existing texts. Intergeneric relationships can pose a particular problem as scholarship has long privileged intertextual relationships between works of […]
Section: Towards a Digital Ecosystem: NLP. Corpus infrastructure. Methods for Retrieving Texts and Computing Text Similarities

7. QuotationFinder - Searching for Quotations and Allusions in Greek and Latin Texts and Establishing the Degree to Which a Quotation or Allusion Matches Its Source

Herren, Luc.
The software programs generally used with the TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) and the CLCLT (CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts) CD-ROMs are not well suited for finding quotations and allusions. QuotationFinder uses more sophisticated criteria as it ranks search results based on how closely […]
Section: Project presentations

8. Integrated Sequence Tagging for Medieval Latin Using Deep Representation Learning

Kestemont, Mike ; De Gussem, Jeroen.
In this paper we consider two sequence tagging tasks for medieval Latin: part-of-speech tagging and lemmatization. These are both basic, yet foundational preprocessing steps in applications such as text re-use detection. Nevertheless, they are generally complicated by the considerable […]
Section: Towards a Digital Ecosystem: NLP. Corpus infrastructure. Methods for Retrieving Texts and Computing Text Similarities

9. Bioinformatics and Classical Literary Study

Chaudhuri, Pramit ; Dexter, Joseph P..
This paper describes the Quantitative Criticism Lab, a collaborative initiative between classicists, quantitative biologists, and computer scientists to apply ideas and methods drawn from the sciences to the study of literature. A core goal of the project is the use of computational biology, natural […]
Section: Project presentations

10. Computer - Assisted Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages

Hedges, Mark ; Jordanous, Anna ; Lawrence, K. Faith ; Roueché, Charlotte ; Tupman, Charlotte.
The production of digital critical editions of texts using TEI is now a widely-adopted procedure within digital humanities. The work described in this paper extends this approach to the publication of gnomologia (anthologies of wise sayings) , which formed a widespread literary genre in many […]
Section: Project presentations