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dc.contributor.authorPeter Willett
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dc.date.created2017-09-29 23:20
dc.date.issued1997-01-01
dc.identifieroai:doaj.org/article:1ba38464c99943068a7a36208f8d6c8d
dc.identifier1368-1613
dc.identifierhttps://doaj.org/article/1ba38464c99943068a7a36208f8d6c8d
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/1567123
dc.description.abstractIncreasing numbers of historical texts are available in machine-readable form, which retain the original spelling, which can be very different from the modern-day equivalents due to the natural evolution of a language, and because the concept of standardisation in spelling is comparatively modern. Among medieval vernacular writers, the same word could be spelled in different ways and the same author (or scribe) might even use several alternative spellings in the same passage. Thus, we do not know,a priori, how many variant forms of a particular word there are in such texts, let alone what these variants might be. Searching on the modern equivalent, or even the commonest historical variant, of a particular word may thus fail to retrieve an appreciable number of occurrences unless the searcher already has an extensive knowledge of the language of the documents. Moreover, even specialist scholars may be unaware of some idiosyncratic variants. Here, we consider the use of computer methods to retrieve variant historical spellings.
dc.languageEN
dc.languageES
dc.publisherUniversity of Sheffield
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dc.sourceInformation Research: An International Electronic Journal, Vol 2, Iss 4, p 22 (1997)
dc.subjecthistorical texts
dc.subjectmachine-readable
dc.subjectspelling
dc.subjectlanguage
dc.subjectstandardisation
dc.subjectmedieval
dc.subjectvernacular
dc.subjectwriters
dc.subjectalternative spellings
dc.subjectvariant forms
dc.subjectsearching
dc.subjectcomputer methods
dc.subjectvariant historical spellings
dc.subjectBibliography. Library science. Information resources
dc.subjectZ
dc.subjectDOAJ:Library and Information Science
dc.subjectDOAJ:Social Sciences
dc.titleWord Variant Identification in Old French
dc.typeArticle
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