19.663 topic maps? Melville's fluid text edition?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:07:09 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 663.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Brian Opie" <Brian.Opie_at_vuw.ac.nz> (23)
         Subject: topic maps

   [2] From: Neven Jovanovic (10)
         Subject: Melville's fluid text edition

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:41:37 +0000
         From: "Brian Opie" <Brian.Opie_at_vuw.ac.nz>
         Subject: topic maps

The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, which is the publisher of an
electronic edition (work in progress) of New Zealand's first poet,
William Golder, is now using a topic map to store and map
relationships among the data it derives from the texts it has
digitised. Currently this topic map covers mostly simple
bibliographic concepts: works, divisions of a work, authorship,
publication, and the like. For this it uses an ontology derived in
part from the CIDOC CRM ( http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/ ).

For the purposes of literary criticism, an entirely new set of
relationships, as well as entities to relate, is required. A snippet
of text may exemplify the author's treatment of a particular concept,
or show the influence of one or more other authors, works, moods or the like.

Has anyone formalised a set of these entities and relationships, in a
way that will facilitate interpretation and is amenable to use in a topic map?

Brian Opie

Dr Brian Opie
School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
P O Box 600
New Zealand

tel. 64 4 463 6812
fax. 64 4 463 5148

         Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:45:53 +0000
         From: Neven =?iso-8859-2?Q?Jovanovi=E6?= <neven.jovanovic_at_ffzg.hr>
         Subject: Melville's fluid text edition

Dear all,

has anyone been using, or exploring, the "Herman Melville's Typee:
Fluid Text Edition" by John Bryant
(http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu:8100/melville/default.xqy; "access to
it [must be bought] at rates that range from $195 for an independent
scholar to $545 for a university library" --- Jennifer Howard, in The
Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 17, 2006:
What do you think about it?

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