Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions

Stefan Janicke, David Joseph Wrisley

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Abstract

Textual criticism consists of the identification and analysis of variant readings among different versions of a text. Being a relatively simple task for modern languages, the collation of medieval text traditions ranges from the complex to the virtually impossible depending on the degree of instability of textual transmission. We present a visual analytics environment that supports computationally aligning such complex textual differences typical of orally inflected medieval poetry. For the purpose of analyzing alignment, we provide interactive visualizations for different text hierarchy levels, specifically, a meso reading view to support investigating repetition and variance at the line level across text segments. In addition to outlining important aspects of our interdisciplinary collaboration, we emphasize the utility of the proposed system by various usage scenarios in medieval French literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsTobias Schreck, Brian Fisher, Shixia Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages127-138
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631638
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2018
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2017Oct 6 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings

Other

Other2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period10/1/1710/6/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology

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