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Computer Science and The Philologies

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

Publications & Talks

[64] Dähne, M. Pöckelmann, and J. Ritter. Word Clouds with Spatial Stable Word Positions across Multiple Text Witnesses. Long Paper at the Digital Humanities 2022 (DH2022), 10.-14.July 2023, Graz, Austria.

[63] J. Ritter. LAKomp. Invited Talk at the DigEdTnT-Workshop Meet the Tools and Developers, Centre for Information Modelling, University of Graz, Graz, Austria, 23.-24.02.2023.

[62] M. Pöckelmann. The Aftermath of Plato. Searching for Traces in Vector Space. Invited Talk at the Workshop on Anthological Navigations -- The Greek Anthology in the Era of Digital Classics, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 27-29 October 2022. See   

[61] B. Rebiger and M. Pöckelmann. The Edition of Keter Shem Ṭovby means of the tool LERA (Locate, Explore, Retrace and Apprehend complex text variants). The 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies, 08.-12.08.2022, Jerusalem, Israel. Online:   

[60] M. Pöckelmann, A. Medek, J. Ritter, and P. Molitor. LERA - An interactive platform for synoptical representations of multiple text witnesses. In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Oxford University Press, June 2022. DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqac021   

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Current projects

Exzerpte. Zur digitalen Erschließung und Edition einer besonderen Text-Bild-Konstellation – am Beispiel Johann Joachim Winckelmanns

BMBF gefördertes Kooperationsprojekt, Laufzeit 2021-2024. Zusammen mir Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Décultot, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung and der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, und Prof. Dr. Andreas Rapp, Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft der TU Darmstadt.

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Synoptische Edition des kabbalistischen Traktats Keter Shem Tov mit
englischer Übersetzung, Stellenkommentar und
rezeptionsgeschichtlichen Studien

DFG finanziertes Kooperationsprojekt, Laufzeit 2019-2025. Zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Gerold Necker, Seminar für Judaistik/Jüdische Studien, Orientalistisches Institut, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

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Completed projects

Digital Plato: Tradition and Reception

Verbundprojekt der VolkswagenStiftung, Laufzeit: 01.04.2016-30.09.2019. Zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Ch. Schubert, Historisches Seminar, und Prof. Dr. K. Sier, Institut für Klassische Philologie und Komparatistik, beide Universität Leipzig, sowie Prof. Dr. J. Scharloth, Institut für Germanistik der TU Dresden.

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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.

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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