[Humanist] 26.138 publications: Oxford Scholarly Editions; Architectures of the Book; TEI corpora

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jul 9 22:33:29 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 138.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Christian Thomas <christian.thomas.1 at staff.hu-berlin.de>  (40)
        Subject: Quality Assurance in large TEI corpora

  [2]   From:    Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>        (15)
        Subject: call for contributions: Architectures of the Book

  [3]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (31)
        Subject: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

        Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:31:14 +0200
        From: Christian Thomas <christian.thomas.1 at staff.hu-berlin.de>
        Subject: Quality Assurance in large TEI corpora

Dear Colleagues,

for those concerned with Quality Assurance in large TEI corpora, 
Deutsches Textarchiv's recently published article might be of interest. 
English abstract below, text is German, though.

All the best
– for the DTA-Team –
Christian Thomas

Alexander Geyken, Susanne Haaf, Bryan Jurish, Matthias Schulz, Christian 
Thomas, Frank Wiegand: "TEI und Textkorpora: Fehlerklassifikation und 
Qualitätskontrolle vor, während und nach der Texterfassung im Deutschen 
Textarchiv" In: Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 

This paper deals with the issue of quality assurance in very large, 
XML/TEI-encoded full-text collections. The text corpus edited by the 
DFG-funded project Deutsches Textarchiv (henceforth: DTA), a large and 
still growing reference corpus of historical German, is a fine example 
of such a collection. The following remarks focus on text prepared in a 
Double-Keying-process, since the major part of the DTA-corpus is 
compiled by applying this highly accurate method. An extensive and 
multi-tiered approach, which is currently applied by the DTA for the 
analysis and correction of errors in double-keyed text, is introduced. 
The process of quality assurance is pursued in a formative way in order 
to prevent as many errors as possible, as well as in a summative way in 
order to track errors which nevertheless may have occurred in the course 
of full-text digitization. To facilitate the latter, DTAQ, a web-based, 
collaborative tool for finding and commenting errors in the corpus, was 
developed. On the profound basis of practical experience in the past 
four years, the preliminaries and possible methods of conducting a 
widespread quality assurance are being discussed.

Christian Thomas
Deutsches Textarchiv
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jägerstr. 22/23
10117 Berlin

Raum:   359
Tel.:   +49 (0)30 20370 523
E-Mail:thomas at bbaw.de  www.deutschestextarchiv.de

        Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 17:50:49 +0000
        From: Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>
        Subject: call for contributions: Architectures of the Book

Call for Submissions

Dear Member of Humanist,

Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) is the name of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) major collaborative research initiative investigating how best to design and implement new digital information environments to fit the needs of their users.  Through research on the history and the future of the book, the way that people read and work in both digital and print environments, the design of information in these environments, and the technological facilitation of that design, INKE seeks to offer models for engaging with scholarly material.  In brief, rather than leaving the design of new environments for reading, writing, and recording texts to hardware designers (in the big tent sense of “texts” championed by social bibliographer D.F. McKenzie) INKE wants to prioritize the human in human-computer interaction.

As part of INKE’s research into the history of the book, our Textual Studies team has developed and is seeking your help in populating an online reference resource called Architectures of the Book, or ArchBook for short (www.archbook.ca).

ArchBook has a peer review-based editorial process, and a very impressive, international, Editorial Board<http://inke.ischool.utoronto.ca/archbook/credits.php>.  Our decision to implement a reviewing process is motivated by a desire to support graduate students and junior faculty members whose contributions can legitimately be said to be peer reviewed.  While our process is rigorous, for each submission it also follows specific timelines according to which the author can project very accurately the date by which she or he can expect to hear backfrom us, and, in the case of acceptance, the date by which her or his work will be published.

Please consult ArchBook, at www.ArchBook.ca http://www.ArchBook.ca , and after visiting the Home page click on the “For Authors<http://inke.ischool.utoronto.ca/archbook/authors.php>” link.  There you’ll find a good description of what you might submit and how to do so. In addition to our list of potential topics and the list of topics already being worked on by others, please feel free to propose a topic you don’t see listed.  We do not consider our list to be complete, and welcome suggestions beyond that list. We welcome consultation, and advise it before seeking submission of a topic not listed.

We hope you’ll contribute something to ArchBook.  We hope it can become one of the go-to resources for those interested in the history of books, textuality, and print culture.

We also maintain an ArchBook blog http://inke-archbook.blogspot.ca/ , accessible from the menu on the ArchBook.ca page.  We welcome contributions from all with an interest in textual studies of an form.  The wider you and we imagine that audience, the more interesting the blog will become.  Please treat it as a place to ask questions, a place to make observations, or a place to engage and to engage others in discussion. Please feel free to contribute to what we hope will be a very useful and thoughtful community conversation.

We welcome questions and invite submissions to at least two of the following:


        Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:05:36 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

> 2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford
> University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) – the
> first phase will consist of the digital publication of the complete
> text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between
> 1485 and 1660.

 From the blog post by Marilyn Deegan:

> Electronic editing has been much discussed over the last twenty
> years, but it remains true that there has not been widespread
> adoption of electronic practice by editors. And what scholars want,
> we have found over the years, is something that gives us all the
> benefits of print, with many of the benefits of the electronic. So we
> want well-edited, reputable texts of authors with scholarly
> apparatus, notes, etc, as well as easy access, searchability (and
> cross-searchability), good bibliographic references, and we want
> critical mass. We also want it to be easy to use (we do NOT want to
> become computer experts, just as we did not want to become
> typesetters). Offering online versions of existing printed texts
> gives us all these benefits: we still have what print does best, and
> we also now have what the digital does best – in short, Oxford
> Scholarly Editions Online is what scholars have been waiting for over
> the last twenty years.

Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/

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