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Humanist Archives: March 5, 2019, 6:33 a.m. Humanist 32.514 - a text editor for "entexutualizing" oral discourse

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        Date: 2019-03-04 11:28:42+00:00
        From: Catharine Mason 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.507: a text editor for "entexutualizing" oral discourse

Dear Iian,

Thank you so much for your response and for your accessible introduction to
the ins and outs of your system. I have tried to follow along with the
exchange on Humanist messaging on this and have lots of questions. I would
love to see your pre-publication article and to speak with you once I have
had time to patch over enough ignorance so as to make best use of your time.

Please feel free to use my gmail (cmason.nc@gmail.com) for your manuscript
and for scheduling a video demo.

I look forward to learning more!

Best wishes,

On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 9:01 AM Humanist  wrote:

>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 507.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                    Hosted by King's Digital Lab
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>         Date: 2019-03-03 11:32:26+00:00
>         From: Iian Neill 
>         Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.502: a text editor for
> "entexutualizing" oral discourse?
> Dear Catharine,
> I don't know if this will be of interest to you, but I have been working
> with Andreas Kuczera (University of Mainz) on a web-based solution, called
> 'Codex', for managing texts and standoff property annotations within a
> graph database. A real-time standoff property editor gives the user the
> ability to create overlapping annotations within a text editor-style
> interface. The user can also link to, or create in an ad hoc manner, any
> entities mentioned in the text and encode the references as annotations.
> The Google NLP API has also been integrated into the system to generate
> syntax annotations (Parts of Speech, sentences, sentiments, morphology)
> which can be saved with the other, human-edited annotations. Given your
> requirements it doesn't sound like the language services offered by the
> Google API would be useful to you, but in principle any service can be used
> whose output can be converted into standoff properties (annotations with
> character offsets).
> Another characteristic that may interest you is that the editor supports
> not only overlapping annotations, but single-character annotations and even
> inter-character (zero-width) annotations, along with 'meta-data'
> annotations that apply to the whole text (in the manner of a TEI-XML
> header). Speaking of TEI, although 'Codex' uses standoff properties and not
> XML, many TEI elements are supported by the system as annotation types.
> After all, if you remove the 'XML' from 'TEI-XML' you essentially have a
> collection of annotation ontologies. (I understand this is not true of all
> the TEI elements, like 'choice' and 'subst', but I think it is probably
> true of most.)
> If you're interested I can send you a pre-press article on the system, or
> we could touch base over video for a demo.
> The project is entirely open source and hosted on GitHub and BitBucket.
> Warm regards,
> Iian Neill
> Visiting Researcher, Digital Academy of Mainz

Catharine Mason, PhD
Research Professor English and Linguistic Ethnography
Université de Caen Normandie
UFR LVE (Modern Languages Department)
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