12.0156 new on WWW: Middle English

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 07:52:06 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 156.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 10:57:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chris Powell <sooty@umich.edu>
Subject: Middle English Dictionary now online

The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service is pleased
to announce the availability of the Middle English Compendium at

The Compendium provides access to and interconnectivity among three
resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a
HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse based on the MED
bibliographies, and a full-text Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.

The MED and the Corpus are encoded in SGML using the Text Encoding
Initiative Guidelines. The first installment (currently online) includes
1,073 HyperBibliography entries covering 1,526 copies of Middle English
texts, 15,940 MED entries covering M-U (more than one-third of the
projected complete print MED), and 42 searchable texts in the Corpus.

The Compendium is currently available for free during this testing period
(until December 31, 1998); after this time, it will be available
by institutional site license only through the University of Michigan
Press. See
for details.

We would appreciate any questions or comments about the functionality of
the Compendium; email us at mec-info@umich.edu.

Christina Powell
Coordinator, Humanities Text Initiative
University of Michigan

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