Proteus: A platform for born digital critical editions of literary and subliterary papyri

Alex C. Williams, Annapaola Santarsiero, Chiara Meccariello, Gertjan Verhasselt, Hyrum D. Carroll, John F. Wallin, Dirk Obbink, James H. Brusuelas

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Abstract

Scholars working on vast archives of ancient fragmentary manuscripts have long faced the problem of managing and intuitively interfacing the exponential growth of data as fragments are re-edited over time. Multiple readings, multiple versions, and the reality of a multi-text are concepts not well-suited to the physical codex. Current digital archives and libraries for ancient Greek and Latin texts provide only a single reading of a text. Furthermore, the current information model for these digital texts fails to include the vital components necessary to create complete born digital critical editions which are citable and usable in Classics. Collectively, these problems have undermined the effectiveness and reputability of digital editions on the World Wide Web. In this paper, we introduce Proteus, a platform designed to facilitate the creation and scholarly use of complete born digital critical editions of literary and subliterary papyri.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2015
EditorsJuan Carlos Torres, Gabriele Guidi, Juan Barcelo, Luciana Duranti, Holger Graf, Pere Brunet, Susan Hazan, Roberto Scopigno, Fabio Remondino
Pages453-456
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000487
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event2nd Digital Heritage International Congress: Analysis and Interpretation - Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards - Digital Heritage Projects and Applications, Digital Heritage 2015 - Granada, Spain
Duration: Sep 28 2015Oct 2 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Digital Heritage International Congress, Digital Heritage 2015

Conference

Conference2nd Digital Heritage International Congress: Analysis and Interpretation - Theory, Methodologies, Preservation and Standards - Digital Heritage Projects and Applications, Digital Heritage 2015
Country/TerritorySpain
CityGranada
Period9/28/1510/2/15

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Digital philology
  • born digital critical editions
  • collaborative editing
  • papyrology
  • text markup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies

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