Collaborating on a Corpus of Open Greek and Latin
|December 2, 2015||Posted by admin under Conferences and Workshops, News|
The Open Greek and Latin Project (OGLP) held an organizational meeting on November 19-20. The Project aims to develop an open corpus of Classical Greek and Latin “for the c. 100 million words produced through c. 600 CE and…the billions of words produced after 600 CE in Greek and Latin that survive” (project website). Meeting organizers were Greg Crane, the Editor-in-Chief of Perseus and the Humboldt Professor of Computer Science at the University of Leipzig, and Lenny Muellner, Director of IT and Publications at the Center for Hellenic Studies.
Participants discussed ways in which distributed teams of librarians, students, and other interested parties could contribute to developing an open corpus of Classical Greek and Latin texts. Topics included:
- Creation of metadata
- Creation, identification, and organization of scans
- User interface development
- Local training sessions to engage faculty and students in developing and using the corpus
- An “adopt a text” model by which a team of faculty and students could contribute to preparing an open edition of a text or part of a text.
Forum members can provide feedback and learn more about ways to contribute to the Project at the January 2016 Society for Classical Studies Meeting in San Francisco.