Title

Improve Scholarly Efforts in Understanding Ancient Texts using a Web Interface

Faculty Sponsor

Nicholas Rosasco

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Computer Science

ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0001-5835-8695, 0000-0002-4638-4842, 0000-0002-1485-4037

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-4-2017

Abstract

This project is intended to extend and refine the initial system created to interact with the TEI XML markup scholarly edition of the Le livre de cuysine. This will allow this cultural artifact to be more accessible and have higher utility than the standard web-based platform initially deployed using the TEI Boilerplate system created by John Walsh, Grant Simpson, and Saeed Moadeli from Indiana University. This second generation of the project will provide the necessary features needed to provide a visually appealing presentation and better preserve the formatting and metadata found in the original volume of Le livre de cuysine. This implementation allows a toolbar to switch between the original, corrected, and eventually English versions of the text that retain proper formatting. Each of these enhancements provides the ability to view two versions in a parallel fashion within one browser. This project will provide the framework for international scholarly efforts to create similar advanced systems that will compare translations and increase the understanding of ancient texts. This cross-disciplinary work is being done in collaboration with and to support the scholarly efforts of Professor Timothy Tomasik of the Foreign Languages and Literatures at Valparaiso University.

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