A Showcase of Digital Philology Projects using the OCHRE Database Platform
Miller C Prosser, PhD, University of Chicago
Wednesday September 11, 12:30 - 1:30 Loyola Hall 318
Text criticism, lexicography, epigraphy, GIS data and digital imaging, complex querying, and web publication. These are a few of the topics highlighted in this showcase of research projects using the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE). Along with this show-and-tell, we also wrestle with the challenge of knowledge representation in Digital Humanities. From the interpretation of a single stroke on the page, through to the publication of an open data set on the web, how should we model our data so it can be put to good use in our research? The case-studies for this Lunchtime Lecture are drawn from various philology projects working in a wide range of corpora; from Shakespeare, to the Hebrew Bible, to the little-known epic tales from ancient Ugarit.