Recycling the Metropolitan: Building an Electronic Corpus on the Basis of the Edition of the Velikie Minei Čet’i Cover Image
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Recycling the Metropolitan: Building an Electronic Corpus on the Basis of the Edition of the Velikie Minei Čet’i
Recycling the Metropolitan: Building an Electronic Corpus on the Basis of the Edition of the Velikie Minei Čet’i

Author(s): Ruprecht von Waldenfels, Achim Rabus
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Library and Information Science, Electronic information storage and retrieval, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: We describe the creation of the Velikie Minei Čet’i (VMČ) Corpus supplementing the latest volume of the printed edition of the Macarian Great Menaion Reader. Instead of an independently compiled historical corpus, the VMČ corpus is entirely based on the paper edition, thus following the principle of multiple use (‘recycling’) of textual data and the work invested in edition projects. We briefly describe the procedure of extraction from the edition text, dwell on the search interface designed to facilitate sophisticated yet intuitive queries, and give examples of issues that can be much more easily researched with this resource than with the paper edition. We conclude that such a supplementary corpus is both feasible and useful and hope that in the future, more editions will be accompanied by an electronic version.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 14-15
  • Page Range: 27-38
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English