IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1253: Per Corpora: What Corpus for Medieval Studies?

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ANR Velum, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Bruno Bon, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Krzysztof Nowak, Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków
Paper 1253-aA Reference Corpus for Medieval Latin: Chances and Challenges of a New Project
(Language: English)
Tim Geelhaar, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1253-bLe corpus idéal : une somme de tous les états de tous les textes - l'exemple de la Règle de saint Benoît
(Language: Français)
Renaud Alexandre, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1253-cVelum: Visualisation, exploration, et liaison de resources innovantes pour le latin médiéval
(Language: Français)
Bruno Bon, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The term ‘corpus’ is often employed to describe any collection of texts. Yet, if scholars wish the conclusions drawn from a corpus study to hold for medieval writing, they need corpora that would represent its richness and variety. Facile dictu

The session brings together practising medievalists, both historians and lexicographers, to discuss the challenges that building and analyzing electronic corpora may pose. Tim Geelhaar discusses the notion of a reference corpus and suggests what texts could be included in such a collection. Renaud Alexandre shows how much information is lost by removing a critical apparatus from the electronic editions and proposes a method of its visualization. Bruno Bon presents the newly launched project ANR VELUM that aims at constructing a corpus and a set of analytical tools for research on Medieval Latin.