Faculty Sponsor

Nicholas Rosasco


Arts and Sciences


Computer Science, Digital Humanities

ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0002-1528-8815 0000-0002-5533-7052 0000-0002-6344-1319

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 2020


This project seeks to create a web-based system for working with a French text from 1509, Platine en francoys, which has been transcribed into an XML (Extensible Markup Language)-based file format using the conventions of TEI. Through incorporation of several web technologies such as NodeJS, the application provides a section by section navigation capability that allows versions of the text to be seen in multiple configurations. The options include a side-by-side presentation mode that allows for easy compare/contrast of the original versus a regularized spelling or other variants. A facsimile-focused view is also planned, along with tools leveraging the specialized markup and focused searches on non-recipe text, recipes, and ingredients. It is expected that these features will allow for a deeper understanding of the text as well as function as a foundation for future development work as part of the ongoing cross-disciplinary computing/language collaboration efforts.