Project title: Unlocking Digital Texts: Towards an Interoperable Text Framework
Scheme: NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions
UK PI: Neil Jeffries, University of Oxford
US PI: Robert Goulding, University of Notre Dame
Collaborating institutions: Cambridge Digital Humanities
Dates: February 2022–January 2024
About the project
A key challenge faced by digital text projects is encouraging cultural institutions, researchers and the wider public to reuse and build upon their resources.
One of the chief impediments has been that texts are produced and stored in formats that are hard to reuse.
This project aims to rectify this situation by defining an interoperable text framework for accessing and delivering textual resources that are both readable by humans and also machine-friendly for computational analysis. It will also implement test cases to demonstrate its strengths.