IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1631: Stanford's NEH-Funded Global Currents: Feature Modelling and the Medieval Manuscripts

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Stanford Text Technologies
Organiser:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, Stanford University
Moderator/Chair:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, Stanford University
Paper 1631-aThe Display of Manuscript Data
(Language: English)
Benjamin Albritton, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University
Benjamin Albritton, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1631-bManaging Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Celena Allen, Center for Spatial & Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University
Celena Allen, Center for Spatial & Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1631-cDeductive and Inductive Research in Big Data Manuscript Studies
(Language: English)
Matt Aiello, Worcester College, University of Oxford
Matt Aiello, Worcester College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The NEH-funded project, Stanford Global Currents, is part of an international team of scholars using visual language processing and feature modelling to determine the characteristics of information retrieval tools in a broad corpora of texts. At Stanford, we are focused on a large number of (long) 12th-century English manuscripts and the ways in which Latin, English, and French text is presented through a range of genres and qualities of production; that is, we focus on the characteristics of 100,000 examples of mise-en-page as displayed through network modelling. We hope to reveal exciting new results at Leeds, including the datability of litterae notabiliores; the consistency and localisation of the deployment of rubrics and intertextual space; the relative significance of types of enlarged capitals; and a typology of manuscript decoration from c. 1080 to 1220.