V22.0380 - 001: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts -- Prof. Deena Engel - Spring, 2009




Class Notes




Guest Speakers


Resources: Literature and Textual Analysis

Textual Analysis || Concordance || Multi-Lingual Texts || Poetry || Literary Archives || Books || Dictionaries || HyperText, HypMedia & Online Journals

introduction to Textual Analysis and text mark-up

Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC): http://www.allc.org/

Brown University Women Writers Project / Text Encoding Materials http://www.wwp.brown.edu/encoding/index.html

Computer Assisted Text Analysis - sample using A Midsummer Night's Dream: http://tactweb.humanities.mcmaster.ca/tactweb/doc/tact.htm

Library Of Congress Notes on TEI

MLA: http://www.mla.org/

Oxford Journal of Literary and Linguistic Computing: http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/

PhiloLogic: http://philologic.uchicago.edu/

Rutgers University: Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH): http://www.ceth.rutgers.edu/intromat/intro.html

Text Analysis at the University of Alberta: http://tapor.ualberta.ca/Resources/TAIntro/

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI): http://www.tei-c.org.uk/ along with Guidelines: http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/ETE/Preview/index.xml and Applications: http://www.tei-c.org.uk/Applications/

University of Virginia - Guidelines for Encoding in TEI/XML

Concordance Software and resources for textual analysis

Web-based concordance: Six English Poets http://www.dundee.ac.uk/english/wics/wics.htm

Concordance program http://www.textworld.com/scp/ -- This concordance program runs on multiple platforms (Win, Mac, Linux); note that results can be output to HTML format.

WebCorp: for concordance of URLs http://www.webcorp.org.uk/index.html

Web Concordance (for work with a pre-defined corpus) - see http://www.edict.com.hk/concordance/WWWConcappE.htm , Concapp is also available for Windows at http://www.edict.com.hk/pub/concapp/

Concordance in Italian and English: Boccaccio's Decameron http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/dweb/dec_ov/concordance/index.shtml

Multi-Lingual Texts & Studies

CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) resources at Sussex, UK: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/languages/1-6-6.html

Machine Translation: BabelFish site for translation - http://babelfish.altavista.com/ which was developed by Systran

Machine Translation Site of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence: http://www.aaai.org/AITopics/html/machtr.html


Kinetic Poetry - Ken Perlin (NYU / Computer Science Department) - http://mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin/experiments/poetry/

University of Buffalo: Electronic Poetry Center at http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/

Random Poetry: http://randomplace.com/randpoem.htm

literary archives

Brown University: Women Writers Project http://www.wwp.brown.edu/index.html

The Canterbury Tales Project: http://www.canterburytalesproject.org/

Emily Dickinson: Literary Archives http://www.emilydickinson.org/

Harvard University's "Chaucer Pages": http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/

Medieval Literature - the Digital Scriptorum at Columbia: http://www.scriptorium.columbia.edu/

University of Illinois Kolb-Proust Archive for Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Indiana Victorian Women Writers Project http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eletrs/vwwp/index.html

William Blake Archive: http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/

Books and libraries

Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

British Library Project - "Turning the Pages" - http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

Electronic Literature Foundation - http://www.thegreatbooks.org/

OCLC: Online Computer Library Center http://www.oclc.org/default.htm

Dictionaries & directories

University of Toronto, Dept of Medieval Studies - Dictionary of Old English: http://www.doe.utoronto.ca/

University of California, Irvine - Thesaurus Linguae Greacea (TLG; project on literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453): http://www.tlg.uci.edu/

The Arden Shakespeare Site - http://www.ardenshakespeare.com/

Hypertext , new media & on-line journals

Beehive: A Hypertext/Hypermedia Literary Journal http://beehive.temporalimage.com/

Differences in electronic and traditional text: http://www.ibiblio.org/cmc/mag/1995/mar/kaplan.html

Electronic Literature Organization: http://eliterature.org/

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in hypertext format: http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/pridprej.html

Please send email to with any questions.