Sprachwissenschaftliche Erschließungsmethoden für digitale Editionen mittelhochdeutscher Texte

Griesinger, Christian; Stolz, Michael (2019). Sprachwissenschaftliche Erschließungsmethoden für digitale Editionen mittelhochdeutscher Texte. Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung, 24(1), pp. 112-128. Akademie Verlag 10.1515/mial-2019-0008

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This paper sheds light on the possibilities and perspectives of linking digital editions of Medieval German texts to each other and to other digital resources. Furthermore, it discusses some of the internal and technical conditions necessary to render this linkage meaningful, like lemmatisation, part-of-speech-tagging, and using standardised mark-up languages. Finally, the sustainability and reusability of digital editions are considered. While in the past, editions of medieval texts were conceived as rather isolated scholarly works of individual editors, nowadays the collaboration and cooperation of greater working groups is essential in editing projects. Due to the complexity of editions consisting of multiple textual layers, e. g. apparatus entries, annotations, or facsimiles, the requirements for future digital editions have risen. The first approach to respond to these demands is to link the various textual layers to each other, enabling the users to navigate between these layers in a sensible way. The second step is to link the edited text to other resources, such as online dictionaries or other editions, allowing complex research networks to be created. These goals are achieved by lemmatising and other tagging methods, ensuring the information being mapped to a normalised and idealised frame of reference. Common standards like Unicode or the TEI guidelines are of great importance for such purposes, as they assure the interchange and re-use of scientific data, as well as their sustainability.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Germanic Languages > Old German Language and Literature

UniBE Contributor:

Griesinger, Christian and Stolz, Michael


400 Language > 430 German & related languages
800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 830 German & related literatures




Akademie Verlag


[42] Schweizerischer Nationalfonds


[911] Wolfram von Eschenbach, ›Parzival‹. Eine neue textkritische Ausgabe in elektronischer und gedruckter Form Official URL




Michael Rudolf Stolz

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14 Aug 2019 11:30

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22 Oct 2019 22:32

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