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Medieval Studies and the Computer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246772, 9781483136363

Medieval Studies and the Computer

1st Edition

Computers and The Humanities

Editor: Anne Gilmour-Bryson
eBook ISBN: 9781483136363
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 18th June 1979
Page Count: 232
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Medieval Studies and the Computer focuses on the use of computers in medieval studies and humanities research. Topics covered range from encoding and concording texts to the use of conceptual glossaries by medievalists, as well as the use of computers for compiling Middle English lexicography and the Wisconsin Dictionary of the Old Spanish Language. A computer analysis of metrical patterns in the epic Beowulf and of Notker Labeo's Old High German is also presented. Comprised of 26 chapters, this volume begins by discussing "contexts" in concordances and the set of conventions employed in text encoding. The reader is then introduced to the series of initiatives undertaken in Belgium to study Latin literature and linguistics; the use of conceptual glossaries by medieval scholars; and the use of the computer to make a word list of the Decretum Gratiani and to study Geoffrey Chaucer's vocabulary. Subsequent chapters discuss a computer program called KLIC (Key Letter In Context) for graphological analysis; a set of routines written in SAIL (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Language) for use by social historians in quantitative analysis or text processing; and the use of Mark IV, a general-purpose file management system, to analyze medieval charters. This book will be of interest to medievalists, social historians, students and scholars of humanities, and computer scientists.

Table of Contents

Guest Editor's Note: Medieval Studies and the Computer

Some Considerations Concerning Encoding and Concording Texts

Vox Latina: Belgian Initiatives in Data Processing the Intellectual Language of Europe, A. D. 197-1965

Conceptual Glossaries: A New Tool for Medievalists

An Index Verborum to Gratian's Decretum: The Reason to Computerize It

Zur Erstellung einer computerunterstützten Grammatik "Flexionsmorphologie des Frühneuhochdeutschen

Computers and the Old Spanish Dictionary

Computers and Medieval English Lexicography

The Study of Chaucer's Vocabulary

A Computer Analysis of Metrical Patterns in Beowulf

Towards an Analysis of Notker Labeo's Old High German

Dictio probatoria as Fingerprint: Computer Discovery of Manuscript Provenances

KLIC: A Computer Aid to Graphological Analysis

Möglichkeiten und Grenzen Elektronischer Datenverarbeitung bei der Erforschung der Geschichte des Mittelalters

Informatique et Histoire Médiévale á l'lnstitut de Recherche et d'Histoire de Textes

Data Base Development and Analysis for the Social Historian: The Educational Status of the Beneficed Clergy of The Diocese of Hereford, 1289-1539

Medieval Charters and the Computer: An Analysis Using Mark IV

A Prosopographical and Topographical Evaluation of the First Bürgerbuch of Freiburg, Switzerland (1341-1416)

The Cognitive Basis of Late Medieval Religious Biographies

The Use of Computers in Editing Medieval Baptismal Records in Pisa (1457-1509)

From Microfilm to Computer: 15th Century Cadastral and Notarial Archives

Projekt "Untersuchungen zu altisländischen Rechtstexten

Records of Early English Drama and the Computer

Computer Indexing of Illuminated Manuscripts for Use in Medieval Studies

A Numerical Taxonomy of Merovingian Coins

The Mt. Angel Abbey Manuscript and Rare Books Project: Cataloguing with FAMULUS

Project Reports


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