Publication
Title
Computer-supported collation of modern manuscripts : CollateX and the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project
Author
Abstract
Interoperability is the key term within the framework of the European-funded research project Interedition,1 whose aim is to encourage the creators of tools for textual scholarship to make their functionality available to others, and to promote communication between scholars so that we can raise awareness of innovative working methods. The tools developed by Intereditions Prototyping working group were tested by other research teams, which formulate strategic recommendations. To this purpose, the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (The Hague), and the University of Würzburg have been working together within the framework of Interedition. One of the concrete results of collaboration is the development and fine-tuning of the text collation tool CollateX.2 In this article, we would like to investigate how the architecture of a digital archive containing modern manuscripts can be designed in such a way that users can autonomously collate textual units of their choice with the help of the collation tool CollateX and thus decide for themselves how efficiently this digital architecture functionsas an archive, as a genetic dossier, or as an edition. The first part introduces CollateX and its internal concepts and heuristics as a tool for digitally supported collation. How this tool can be integrated in the infrastructure of an electronic edition is discussed in part two. The third and final part examines the possibility of deploying CollateX for the collation of modern manuscripts by means of a test case: the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project
Language
English
Source (journal)
Literary and linguistic computing. - Oxford, 1986 - 2014
Publication
Oxford : 2015
ISSN
0268-1145 [print]
1477-4615 [online]
Volume/pages
30:3(2015), p. 452-470
ISI
000364015200011
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 24.03.2014
Last edited 22.07.2017
To cite this reference