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If you are leading/working on a project related to digital editions (in the broadest sense), and/or tools pertaining in any way to digital editions, please feel free to add an entry containing the following information to this page or contact Kathryn Piquette:

  • Project name
  • The URL for web pages/blog entries or other reference information about your project
  • Descriptive text of 250-300 words
  • 3-5 key words
  • Name, title, institution and e-mail of the contact person for the project

Leads to other projects are also most welcome.


Digital Libraries

Building a Digital Library of Slavic Manuscripts, Early Printed Books and Reference Database

Homepage: Not yet available

The project (IL BAS, University in Gothenburg and University in Uppsala, Sweden) (2008–2011) will be centred on the integration of current technological advancements in the field of electronic description of manuscripts and early printed books along with the results achieved during the next stage of Swedish-Bulgarian cooperation (2005–2007, the project entitled “Computer processing of Slavic manuscripts”). The rich collection of Slavic manuscripts and early printed books in Carolina Rediviva university library in Uppsala and the collection of parchment manuscripts in Stockholm Royal Library will provide an excellent opportunity for implement the principals of a digital library of Slavic manuscripts and early printed books.


Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

Digital Libraries Federation (DLF)

Homepage: http://www.fbc.pionier.net.pl/

The PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation (DLF, http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/) is the next stage of developing a network of distributed digital libraries and repositories in Poland. The name of the DLF corresponds to its nature – it is a set of advanced network services based on the resources available in Polish digital libraries and repositories deployed in the PIONIER network. These resources are created by many institutions like universities, libraries, museums, archives or research institutions. The Digital Libraries Federation is maintained by Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the PSNC Digital Libraries Team is responsible for the DLF development.

Keywords: network services - aggregation - digital libraries

Contact: Marcin Werla, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking

Slovo: Towards a Digital Library of South Slavic Manuscripts

Homepage: http://slovo-aso.cl.bas.bg/index.html

Slovo is a collaborative project between institions in Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria and funded by the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office within the framework of 7th EU Program. Objectives include:

1. Cooperation between the Slavic countries and Central Europe in the field of medieval Slavic studies, especially concerning the written Balkan cultural heritage;

2. Networking between institutions involved in academic research on medieval Slavic monastic literature and culture and their relationship with Central European literature and culture: organization of a workshop on Digital Libraries of Slavic Manuscripts and Archival Documents and a round table on Early Slavic Monastic culture (Sofia, February, 2008);

3. Developing of an experimental web site SLOVO for the Balkan written heritage and culture, maintained by the Bulgarian Academy of sciences (BAS);

4. Developing international standards for the description and analysis of the written heritage (terminology, principles and methods) in order to create a common platform for electronic publishing.


Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

Digital Editions, Archives and Corpora

Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa

Homepage: None at present

This project entails undertaking a critical edition of the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, a historical chronicle written in Armenian by Matthew, who was a priest in Edessa sometime in the 1120s to 1130s. There has been no critical edition of this text since 1898, and never one based on more than a few of the extant manuscripts. The aim of this project is therefore to do a full online critical edition and translation.


Contact: Dr. Tara Andrews, postdoctoral fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Digital Edition of the Complete Work of Galileo Galilei

Homepage: http://pinakes.imss.fi.it:8080/pinakestext/home.jsf/

The national edition of the Galileo Galilei’s opera omnia, edited by Antonio Favaro is composed of 20 volumes published between 1890 and 1909. It contains the Galilei’s works and all writings by other authors related to them. The national edition of Antonio Favaro is an indispensable tool for anyone makes studies addressing Galileo or events or people linked to the scientific revolution.

The Digital Edition represents the first step of the Pinakes Text (PKT) project that will offer the whole tools for the analysis, the study and the collaborative search on the textual archive.

PKT organises textual data referring to any digital object and it is particularly specialised in handling linguistic and philological information. It has been developed by the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli" (CNR-Pisa) and by the Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale (Florence) in collaboration with the “Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica” of the University of Florence and the Museo Galileo (Florence).

Currently, the PKT word searching tool on the entire Galilean corpus, which presents particularly complex characteristics from the linguistic viewpoint, is able to produce all sentences containing a given form (that is to say: indexed concordances in alphabetical order). Texts and images easy to read for both the general reader and the scholar are also available. This result is very interesting because it allows users to rapidly retrieve all the quotations of a given term, especially in the case of physics or astronomy where the text is followed by illustrations normally available only in the printed edition. The frequency of each word is also available. Moreover, a philological approach to data has been taken into account in the development of the computer assisted application. In fact, PKT permits an in-depth search on the text (the Galilei’s text) which is treated differently from other information as, for example, the para-textual data (critical apparatuses and notes) and the extra-textual ones (current titles, page numbers, and so on).

Keywords: transcription tools - text analysis - web research infrastructure - galileo galilei

Contact: Prof. Andrea Bozzi, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli" (CNR-Pisa)


Homepage: http://tug.org/edmac/; http://www.ctan.org/pkg/ledmac/

EDMAC is a TeX package for formatting critical editions in a manner suitable for publication. EDMAC provides for the automatic coordination of line-numbers with footnote reference. It also provides several format styles for footnotes, including two-column and three-column notes, block-paragraphed notes, and standard "footnote" styles. There can be up to six layers of notes, for example to record testimonia, variant readings, etc. Each of the layers can be formatted in any of the styles. EDMAC was completed in 1996 and has been in bug-fix mode since then. Some plugin packages have been published subsequently to handle special forms of text.

EDMAC is free, open-sourced, and GPL'ed. It is extensively documented both for the user and for the code-hacker, so it is extensible for someone knowledgeable in TeX macro programming. EDMAC is designed for use with Plain TeX, although it can work with LaTeX in a rudimentary manner.

LEDMAC is a more all-encompassing port of EDMAC to the LaTeX environment, and makes almost all the standard LaTeX formatting commands available to the EDMAC user. LEDMAC is under active maintenance at the time of writing (12/2011).

EDMAC and LEDMAC have been used for many published critical editions, and have a following amongst classicists and editors of complex and multilingual works, such as works in Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit and other Asian languages.

Keywords: TeX - LaTeX - critical editions

Contact: Dominik Wujastyk, EDMAC; John Lavagnino, EDMAC; Maïeul Rouquette, LEDMAC

Genetic Edition of Goethe's Faust

Homepage: http://www.faustedition.net/

The edition focuses on providing all relevant manuscripts of Faust in a science-based way for the first time by making the facsimiles and transcriptions available. Furthermore it aims to reconstruct the genetic relations between them and therefore seek for visualisation strategies in the electronic medium so that a general public will have the opportunity to have a look inside the making of one of the most important literary works in German language.

Keywords: genetic editing - manuscripts - multi-layered annotations

Contact: Fotis Jannidis

Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (IRCyr)

Homepage: http://ircyr.kcl.ac.uk/

The project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is continuing to develop the EpiDoc and TEI-compliant XML schema for the publication of ancient documents. The team are completing a corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions of the Roman period from Cyrenaica (eastern Libya).

Keywords: epigraphy - EpiDoc - archaeology

Contact: Charlotte Roueché, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London WC2R 2LS

Literary Remains of Franz Brümmer

Homepage: http://bruemmer.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/nlbruemmer/

Franz Brümmer, a German scholar active in the late 19th and early 20th century published several editions of his seminal lexicon incorporating writer’s biographies over his lifetime. His literary remains contain an archive of the material Brümmer used for his publications and is edited by this project in a collaborative, web-based way. Students in Literary Studies transcribe the material in an online editing environment as part of their curriculum.

Keywords: archive edition – manuscripts – transcription tools

Contact: Editorial board

Mark Twain Project Online

Homepage: http://www.marktwainproject.org/homepage.html

Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades' worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.

Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. MTPO is produced by the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library in collaboration with the University of California Press; the site is hosted by UC Berkeley's Library Systems Office.

Keywords: critical edition

Contact: Mark Twain Project Online

New Testament Transcripts

Homepage: http://egora.uni-muenster.de/intf/projekte/ntt_en.shtml

Features important Greek manuscripts of the New Testament as transcribed by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research at the University of Münster, Westphalia, Germany. The site is being prepared in collaboration with Scholarly Digital Editions (Birmingham, UK) and is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Bonn, Germany). Prototype. ITSEE is applying CollateX as a collation engine for this project.

Keywords: critical edition

Contact: Technical Project Lead at ITSEE

Repertorium of Old Bulgarian Literature and Letters with Computer Tools

Homepage: http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/repertorium/

The Repertorium Initiative corpus includes over 350 Slavic manuscripts (from collections in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, United Kingdom, etc.) which are described analytically in XML format. The core DTD follows TEI P5 guidelines with some new elements, created especially for Slavic manuscripts.

Repertorium Initiative is closely coordinated with three other projects:

1. Metadata and Electronic Catalogues, which defines terminology necessary for research work on medieval manuscript;

2. Libri Slavici, a joint undertaking of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Sofia in the field of bibliography on medieval written heritage;

3. Repertorium Workstation, identifying the typology of the content of manuscripts and texts with the aid of computational tools.

Together, all four projets share the common structure of the TEI documents and use a common XSLT library for transforming documents to a variety of formats (including XML, HTML, and SVG), thus providing a sound base for the exchange of information and for electronic publishing.


Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

The Romantic Circles Electronic Editions

Homepage: http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/

The Romantic Circles Electronic Editions offers a searchable archive of texts of the Romantic era, enhanced by technology made possible in an online environment. Each edition is based on the highest scholarly standards and is peer-reviewed.

Keywords: Romanticism - archive

Contact: Editors of Romantic Circles

Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS)

Homepage: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/bmgs/research-section/saw/

The project, funded by HERA, aims to publish several collections of 'sayings' in Greek and Arabic online, using RDF to express and analyse their relationships to one another, to the texts which they cite, and to others which they influence.

Keywords: gnomologia - TEI - RDF - manuscripts

Contact: Charlotte Roueché, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London WC2R 2LS

The Tenth-Century Cyrillic Manuscript Codex Suprasliensis: The Creation of an Electronic Corpus


This project, funded by UNESCO (2010–2012), aims to unite digital images of all three parts of the Codex Suprasliensis, currently located in three different countries (the National Library in Warsaw, Poland; the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg; and the National and University Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia). In addition to reuniting the parts of the manuscript, the current project aims to develop an electronic version of the Codex Suprasliensis, together with critical apparatus, parallel Greek text, translation, vocabulary, grammatical analysis, and tools for searching. Digital images of all sheets of the monument will be available simultaneously with the text as a unified electronic product.

Keywords: critical apparatus – Cyrillic - Codex Suprasliensis

Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

The Writings of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)

Homepage: http://holbergsskrifter.dk / http://holbergsskrifter.no (website so far in Danish/Norwegian only. An English version is being prepared)

The project aims to provide a new critical online edition of the writings of the historian, poet, playwright, essay writer etc Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754), a central Enlightenment figure of Denmark-Norway. The edition will be furnished with introductions and commentaries, and digital facsimiles of the first editions will be linked to the edited texts.

Keywords: Holberg – enlightenment – Denmark-Norway – critical edition - comedies – essays – historiography - novel

Contact: Eiliv Vinje, Managing Editor (Norway), Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen and Karen Skovgaard-Petersen, Managing Editor (Denmark), Danish Society for Language and Literature

The Van Gogh Letters Project

Homepage: http://vangoghletters.org/

All surviving letters written and received by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are contained in this edition of his correspondence.


Contact: research@vangoghmuseum.nl

Zacharias TOpelius Skrifter

Homepage: http://www.topelius.fi

Zacharias Topelius Skrifter (ZTS) is a publishing project which aims to produce both printed books and an electronic edition of selected works of Zacharias Topelius (1818-1898), an influential 19th century author who wrote poetry, novels, children’s stories and worked as a journalist as well as a professor of history. The electronic edition focuses on Skrifter's letters, lecture notes and diaries.

Keywords: literature - poetry - letters - diaries - lectures - children's tales - historical romances

Contact: Kim Björklund or Kopia Johan Kylander



Homepage: http://collatex.sourceforge.net/

CollateX is a Java software for collating textual sources, for example, to produce a critical apparatus. As the designated successor of Peter Robinson's Collate it is developed jointly by several partner institutions and individuals under the umbrella of the European initiative "Interedition".

Keywords: collation - micro-services - critical apparatus

Contact: Joris van Zundert


Homepage: http://dlibra.psnc.pl/

dLibra software is the first Polish system for building digital libraries. This software supports the entire publishing process - from the editor work by making a work available online until after the introduction of amendments and publication of subsequent editions. dLibra is widely used by institutions such as academic and public libraries, museums or archives to provide digital form of their collections. It is now the most popular system for building digital libraries in Poland.

Keywords: digital library - network services = interoperability

Contact: Tomasz Parkoła, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

eAQUA - Extraction of Structured Knowledge From Ancient Sources

Homepage: http://www.eaqua.net/en/index.php

The eAqua-project aims at generating specific knowledge from ancient texts and will provide this knowledge via an open web-portal to the scientific community for future empirical studies. For this purpose researches from the fields of Computer Science and Classical Studies will cooperate to adapt the available text mining technologies to the needs and requirements of the Classical Studies.


Contact: Marco Büchler

ENRICH Garage Engine (EGE)

Homepage: http://enrich-ege.sourceforge.net/

The EGE is a major part of the ENRICH Garage system; its implementation is responsible for the management of conversions, transformations and validations of data performed by the ENRICH Garage. Conversions, transformations and validations are performed by a set of plug-ins compatible with the EGE plug-in specification. The software was initially created by the PSNC and OUCS as a part of the ENRICH project funded by the European Commission. EGE is distributed under an open-source license. Detailed information about EGE can be found at http://enrich-ege.sourceforge.net/

Keywords: conversion - data formats - network services

Contact: Tomasz Parkoła, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center


Homepage: http://exist-db.org/

eXist-db is an open source database management system built using XML technology. It stores XML data according to the XML data model and features efficient, index-based XQuery processing.

Keywords: infrastructure - XML database - XQuery

Contact: Leif-Jöran Olsson

FuD - Forschungsnetzwerk und Datenbanksystem

Homepage: http://fud.uni-trier.de/ (German)

The software FuD provides an integrated research and publication platform for the humanities. It supports collaborative editing through different phases of the research process including inventorization and coverage of primary data by accessing and analysing them in detail together with the publishing of results and archiving of the data.


Contact: Dr. Giesla Minn or Marina Müller


Homepage: http://gate.ac.uk/

GATE is an open-source text mining framework and a set of free multi-lingual components, including named entity recognition, information extraction, parsing, ontologies, semantic annotation, sentiment analysis, and evaluation. The GATE family of tools has grown over the years to include a desktop client for developers, a workflow-based web application, a Java library, an architecture and a process. The software is used widely both by researchers and companies alike and has a large, active user community.

Keywords: entity recognition - extraction - parsing - semantic annotation - text-mining

Contact: The Gate Team


Homepage: http://www.impact-project.eu/

IMPACT is a project funded by the European Commission. It aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitisation of the European cultural heritage.


Contact: Impact Project Office


Homepage: http://www.juxtasoftware.org/

Juxta is an open-source cross-platform tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. The software allows users to set any of the witnesses as the base text, to add or remove witness texts, to switch the base text at will, and to annotate Juxta-revealed comparisons and save the results.

Keywords: collation - textual criticism - critical apparatus - visualization

Contact: Nick Laiacona

Machine-Readable Description and Searchable Catalogues of Cyrillic Manuscripts

This is a three year (2008-2011) joint project of the Department of Old Bulgarian Literature of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Central Library of BAS, and the British Library in London. The project aims are aligned with the aims of the Repertorium: to make an important resource available to specialists and non-specialists alike, providing searchable accurate descriptions of MSS, illustrating each entry with at least one image, or a representative selection, and supplementing earlier printed catalogues with searchable new descriptions, up-to-date bibliographies, images, and a link to MOLCAT of British Library. At the same time, a publicly accessible e-catalogue of the records in XML format will be created at the BAS. It is proposed to refine the searching system already in internal use with the Repertorium of Old Bulgarian Literature to provide a user interface enabling web-based searching of the XML descriptions at BAS.


Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria; and Katya Rogachevskaya (British Library)

Metadata and Electronic Catalogues: Reference Book for Lecturers and Scholars in Palaeoslavistics

Homepage: Not yet available

The project aims to develop a system of reference books (glossaries, thesauri, authority files) for the workstation of the project Repertorium. The team is working on a thesaurus of standardized terminology in palaeoslavistics in eight languages (Latin, Greek, Old Slavonic, English, German, Russian, Serbian, spoken Bulgarian). It will include an index-glossary compiled in Moodle of more than 1000 translated and original texts and thesaurus of 750 terms.

Working team: Anissava Miltenova (head of the project, IL BAS), Andrej Boyadžiev and Margaret Dimitrova (Sofia University), specialists in the Department of Old Bulgarian Literature (D. Getov, R. Koycheva, I. Kuzidova. M. Petrova-Taneva, etc.), and Svetla Koeva (Institute of Bulgarian Language BAS). Funded by the National Scientific Fund (2005–2008).

Keywords: index - glossary - thesauri - authority files

Contact: Prof. Anissava Miltenova, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 52 Šipčenski prohod Blvd., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria


Homepage: http://www.muruca.org/

Muruca is a collection of Open Source applications to create, manage and run Semantic Digital Libraries.

Keywords: semantic web - infrastructure - semantic tagging - visualization

Contact: Michele Barbera


Homepage: http://www.nines.org/

NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Ccentury Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.

The NINES Collex interface is at the center of these efforts. It aims to gather the best scholarly resources in the field and make them fully searchable and interoperable; and to provide an online collecting and authoring space in which researchers can create and publish their own work.

Keywords: community portal - federated search - virtual research environment

Contact: NINES


Homepage: http://pinakes.imss.fi.it/

Pinakes is a web based suite of tools developed by Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale (Florence) in collaboration with the Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli" (CNR-Pisa), the Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica of the University of Florence and the Museo Galileo (Florence).

Pinakes offers the tools to build a service to distribute and share knowledge environments which are semantically structured and can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) to realise projects in a collaborative form and share information and results of interdisciplinary research. It grants the recognition of the individual and/or collective intellectual property for each piece of information produced. Furthermore, Pinakes allows to publish on the fly all data stored in it using a dynamic interface related to the schema of each domain.

Pinakes allows to build ontological models, write, view, search and annotate texts and images semantically. It is composed by three main tools: Pinakes Ontology Editor, Pinakes Data Input and Pinakes Text.

Pinakes Text is used to search, view, write and annotate texts and images. It organizes textual data referring any digital objects and it is particularly specialized in handling linguistic and philological information. Particular attention is devoted to handle critical annotations associated to the text. It employs a structure coherent with the codification and marking systems adopted on an international level for data of a textual nature, though not limited to texts (see TEI), and places the various typologies on different levels.

The domains in which currently Pinakes is used spread from archeology to history of science, from to egyptology to archival classification. At moment there is a plan to use Pinakes also for industrial information such as those of fashion and/or arts and crafts.

Keywords: ontological models - collaboration and transcription tools - text analysis - semantic annotation - web services

Contact: Dott. Marco Rufino, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Florence.


Homepage: http://www.telota.de/sade/

A project of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, assembling best-of-breed tools for building digital editions.

Keywords: infrastructure - toolbox - XML publishing platform

Contact: Alexander Czmiel

SYNAT: Science and Technology System

Homepage: http://www.synat.pl/

SYNAT is a national research project funded by the Polish National Center for Research and Development, aimed at the creation of universal open repository platform for hosting and communication of networked resources of knowledge for science, education, and open society of knowledge. The project is coordinated by ICM (University of Warsaw), was launched in August 2010 and will last three years.

Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center in SYNAT (PSNC), the operator of the Polish National Research and Education Network PIONIER, is one of the key SYNAT partners. It is responsible for the following parallel project stages:

  • Research in the field of federated model of scientific and technical information services
  • Prototype of the Integrated Knowledge System
  • Prototype of long-term preservation services for large volumes of source data
  • Research in the field of source data services

Keywords: interoperability - communication platform - networked digital resources

Contact: Marcin Werla, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Text and Semantics: Topic Maps for Philosophical Text Analysis

Homepage: http://textandsemantic.signum.sns.it/

This system aims to aid semantic research and the reading and interpretation of philosophic texts. In particular the system allows a guided reading by means of a schematic visualisation of concepts, represented with topic maps in accordance with XTM standard. It also permits searching via the TauRo-core search engine, both in text and in concepts themselves. Since the different interpretations (topic maps) are described through the XTM standard that is an XML text, one can use TauRo-core (search engine for XML documents) to search among concepts.

A key objective of this project is to create a system for managing interpretations, by topic maps, of philosophical texts and at present it shows a demo on Giordano Bruno's text De gli Eroici furori. A future aim of the project is to use the representation of interpretative variants by an MVD graph to redefine specific readings and markup structures of the expression of the text, in compliance with a dynamic model of textual variation, connecting variant readings and variant interpretations.

Keywords: textual variants - interpretative variants - semantic description

Contact: Alida Isolani, Daniele Marotta, Centro di ricerche informatiche per le discipline umanistiche, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa


Homepage: http://www.textgrid.de/

The joint project TextGrid, A virtual research environment for the humanities aims to support access to and exchange of data in the arts and humanities by means of modern information technology (the grid). In 2006 development began on a web-based platform, one which will provide services and tools for researchers for analysis of text data in various digital archives - independently of data format, location and software.

TextGrid serves as a virtual research environment for philologists, linguists, musicologists and art historians. As a single point of entry to the virtual research environment, TextGridLab provides integrated access to specialized tools, services and content. TextGridRep is a long-term archive for research data in the humanities embedded in a grid infrastructure, which will ensure availability and access to its research data as well as interoperability. The joint research project TextGrid is part of the D-Grid initiative, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the period starting June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2012 (reference number: 01UG0901A).

Keywords: eHumanities - grid - repository - research infrastructure - virtual research environment - web services

Contact: Fotis Jannidis or Dr. Heike Neuroth, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen


Homepage: http://textvre.cerch.kcl.ac.uk/

TEXTvre will adopt, evaluate and expand TextGrid solutions to UK community needs, broadening its community of practice, and bringing together key organisations in the domain of e-Humanities textual studies in the UK. TEXTvre will take pains to embed the VRE withinthe day-to-day research practices at the institution, and will integrate it fully with institutional repository and data management infrastructures.

Keywords: analysis - annotation - VRE - repository

Contact: Mark Hedges Project Director


Homepage: http://mith.info/tile/

A collaborative project among the the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (Doug Reside), the Digital Humanities Observatory (Dot Porter) and Indiana University Bloomington (John A. Walsh), the Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) will over two years develop a new web-based, modular, collaborative image markup tool for both manual and semi-automated linking between encoded text and image of text, and image annotation.

Keywords: text-image linking - annotation - visualization

Contact: Doug Reside


Homepage: http://digital-editor.blogspot.com/

A Transcription Tool for Digital Humanities ...

Keywords: transcription


TUSTEP - TUebingen System of TExt Processing Programs

Homepage: http://www.tustep.uni-tuebingen.de/tustep_eng.html

TUSTEP is a professional toolbox for scholarly processing of textual data (including those in non-latin scripts) with a strong focus on humanities applications.

Keywords: retrieval - collation - analysis - sorting - ordering

Contact: TUSTEP project

XML Print

Homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xml-print/

The joint project XML develops a XML formatter designated especially for the needs of the "Digital Humanties". The project is funded by the DFG.


Contact: Marc Wilhelm Küster, Project Manager

Theory and method

The Tree of Texts

Homepage: None at present

This project involves investigating the theory behind stemmatic analysis of classical and medieval manuscript texts. Although statistical models borrowed from evolutionary biology have been used with some success by philologists and text historians, these statistical models have been used in a wide variety of ways, with no coherent or consistent methodology across text editions. The objective of this research project is to develop an empirical model of the transmission of these texts, and to test this model on a variety of authentic and artificial text traditions.


Contact: Prof. Dr. Caroline Macé, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Surveys / Studies: Digital scholarly editing and interoperability

Aschenbrenner, A., Küster, M. W., Ludwig, C. and Vitt, T. 2009. Open eHumanities Digital Ecosystems and the Role of Resource Registries. In: Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies. Istanbul. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=05276672

Blanke, T., Aschenbrenner, A., Küster, M. and Ludwig, C. 2008. No Claims for Universal Solutions - Possible Lessons from Current e-Humanities Practices in Germany and the UK. In: e-Humanities - An Emerging Discipline. Workshop at the 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Science. December 2008. http://www.clarin.eu/system/files/ClaimsUniversal-eHum2008.pdf

Boot, P. 2009. "Mesotext: Digitised Emblems, Modelled Annotations and Humanities Scholarship". Amsteram: Amsterdam University Press. http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2009-1104-200125/UUindex.html.

Burnard, L., O'Brien O'Keeffe, K. and Unsworth, J. (eds) 2006. "Electronic Textual Editing". New York: Modern Language Association.

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