IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1118: Texts, Databases and Dictionaries

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Digital Medievalist
Organiser:James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Arianna Ciula, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Paper 1118-aMiddle English Text as Database
(Language: English)
Yin Liu, Department of English, University of Saskatchewan
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1118-bThe Case of the Many Walewein Texts
(Language: English)
Karina H. van Dalen-Oskam, Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (ING - KNAW), Den Haag
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1118-cThe Dictionary of Early Middle Dutch Online: An Integrated Corpus-Dictionary Application
(Language: English)
Katrien A. C. Depuydt, Vroegmiddelnederlands woordenboek, Leiden
Jesse de Does, Vroegmiddelnederlands woordenboek, Leiden
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Dutch
Abstract

This session brings together medievalists who are looking at texts as databases and have particular insights into the text vs. database debate which seperates the methodologies of many digital medievalists. The papers highlight the benefits of thinking about our interaction with texts in new ways, not limiting ourselves to simple facsimiles based on print models but approaching problems of manuscript study in new ways. This session contains papers on the creation of editions and resources, with a special concentration on Middle Dutch in two of the papers.