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Computer Science and The Humanities

Heads: Prof. Dr. Paul Molitor and Dr. Jörg Ritter

Current projects

A New Supplement Dictionary of Sanskrit

A New Supplement Dictionary of Sanskrit (funded by DFG, funding period from December 2013 till November 2016) In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Slaje, Institute for Indology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and Prof. Dr. Hanneder, Institute for Indology and Tibetology, University Marburg.


Digital Plato: Tradition and Reception

Digital Plato: Tradition and Reception   . Joint project funded by the VolkswagenStiftung, funding period 01.04.2016-31.03.2019. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ch. Schubert, Institute of History, and Prof. Dr. K. Sier, Institute of  Classical Philology, both from University Leipzig, and Prof. Dr. J. Scharloth, Institute for German Studies, TU Dresden.


Completed projects

Interactive portal for visualizing epistolary networks

Sub-project of the BMBF-funded joint project Vernetzte Korrespondenzen - Erforschung und Visualisierung sozialer, räumlicher, zeitlicher und thematischer Netze in Briefkorpora. Funding period: 01.02.2013-31.01.2016. In cooperation with Dr. Burch, Dr. Hildenbrandt, Prof. Dr. C. Moulin, all with the Trier Center for Digital Humanities, and Dr. R.S. Kamzelak, German Literature Archive Marbach.

Interactive portal "Epistolary Networks"

Interactive portal "Epistolary Networks"

Interactive portal "Epistolary Networks"


Semiautomatic difference analysis of complex text variants

SaDA - Semiautomatic difference analysis of complex text variants. BMBF-funded joint project, funding period: 01.09.2012-31.08.2015. In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Bremer, Institute for Romance Languages, and Prof. Dr. H.-J. Solms, Institute for German Studies, both from Martin Luther- University Halle -Wittenberg.

Digital parametrized synoptical representation of several text variants

Digital parametrized synoptical representation of several text variants

Digital parametrized synoptical representation of several text variants


Digital Middle Elbe Dictionary

Online publication of the Middle Elbe Dictionary with adapted search functionalities and further user-friendly add-ons

Digital Middle Elbe Dictionary

Digital Middle Elbe Dictionary

Digital Middle Elbe Dictionary


Smaller-scale projects

A TEI-conform digital working environment for editing the dramas authored by Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow

XML-Edition of Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow's "Briefe aus Paris"

Projektpraktikum "Hammer und Harfe"


Demonstrator Programs

LERA - Locate, Explore, Retrace and Apprehend complex text variants

LERA is an interactive web-based working environment for analyzing similarities and differences between several text variants. After partitioning the text variants into passages they are aligned and synoptically visualized. Differences are emphasized in color and listed in a critical apparatus. Together with CATview and adapted search functionalities the working environment offers an efficient approach for exploratory analysis of text differences.

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CATview - the Colored & Aligned Texts view

CATview is an interactive visualization tool offering effective functionalities for navigating and exploring the textual differences of the variants of a manuscript. It processes data generated by comparison tools developed by our own. It can be adapted to standard tools as Juxta. CATview can be easily embedded in websites. It is a powerful add-on for digital editions and web-based frameworks for the editing process.

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Letter Metadata Prototype

Letter Metadata Prototype is a web-based proof-of-concept tool for capturing correspondence metadata, keeping its focus on usability and efficiency. It is part of an on-going research project and is a work in progress. More information of the approach are described in Andert/Ritter/Molitor. Optimized Platform for Capturing Metadata of Historical Correspondences which has been presented at DH2013.

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