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The Middle Dutch Manuscripts Surviving from the Carthusian Monastery of Herne (14th century): Constructing an Open Dataset of Digital Transcriptions
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A substantial collection of Middle Dutch manuscripts survives from the Carthusian monastery of Herne (Hérinnes-lez-Enghien) in nowadays Belgium. During the latter half of the fourteenth century, Herne served as a signi昀椀cant literary hotspot in the region around Brussels, with a devoted community of monks deeply involved in the production of (vernacular) texts and manuscripts, o昀琀en as collaborative e昀昀orts. The corpus o昀昀ers abundant material for the (computational) exploration of authorship, translation, and scribal cultures in the premodern Low Countries. Yet, much of this material has remained digitally inaccessible. Here we describe the creation of an almost exhaustive, open-access dataset comprising diplomatic transcriptions of all known Middle Dutch Herne manuscripts, acquired through handwritten text recognition. Apart from rich codicological and textual metadata, we include a normalized text layer (with expanded abbreviations), as well as a linguistic annotation layer (with lemmas and part of speech tags). We conclude by discussing our work against current trends in medievalist scholarship. The dataset is released together with this paper and we encourage its re-use in future research.
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English
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Proceedings of the Computational Humanities Research Conference 2023 Paris, France, December 6-8, 2023 / Šeļa, Artjoms [edit.]; Jannidis, Fotis [edit.]; Romanowska, Iza [edit.]
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Paris : Computational Humanities Research Conference , 2023
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p. 135-152
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Creation 21.12.2023
Last edited 23.12.2023
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