IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 519: Old Texts, New Methods

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Nederlands Instituut voor Wetenschappelijke Informatiediensten, Amsterdam
Organiser:Karina H. van Dalen-Oskam, Department of Dutch Linguistics & Literary Studies, Nederlands Instituut voor Wetenschappelijke Informatiediensten, Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Bart Besamusca, Instituut Nederlands, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 519-aArthurian Romance in Vector Space
(Language: English)
Joris Job van Zundert, Department of Dutch Linguistics & Literary Studies, Nederlands Instituut voor Wetenschappelijke Informatiediensten, Amsterdam
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch
Paper 519-bRe-Examination of the Amanuenses of Margaret Paston: Using the Digital Images of Graphemes of the Letters
(Language: English)
Osamu Ohara, Department of English, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 519-cContrasting Themes in Penninc and Vostaert’s Roman van Walewein
(Language: English)
Karina H. van Dalen-Oskam, Department of Dutch Linguistics & Literary Studies, Nederlands Instituut voor Wetenschappelijke Informatiediensten, Amsterdam
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch
Abstract

This session focuses on computer-assisted methods for analysis and interpretation of Medieval manuscripts and texts. Joris van Zundert discusses new methods to search for and analyse intertextuality in Middle Dutch Arthurian romances based on sequencing and vector space techniques. Osamu Ohara will discuss a new way of identifying the amanuenses of the letters of Margaret Paston using enlarged digital images of graphemes, classifying the characteristics of allographs and making a database of graphemes. Karina van Dalen-Oskam investigates the thematics in Walewein with computer-assisted text analysis tools and compares the themes and motifs in the parts written by the two authors.