Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions

Stefan Janicke, David 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

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

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    Conference2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityPhoenix
    Period10/1/1710/6/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Janicke, S., & Wrisley, D. (2018). Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions. In T. Schreck, B. Fisher, & S. Liu (Eds.), 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 127-138). [8585505] (2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VAST.2017.8585505

    Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions. / Janicke, Stefan; Wrisley, David.

    2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings. ed. / Tobias Schreck; Brian Fisher; Shixia Liu. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 127-138 8585505 (2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Janicke, S & Wrisley, D 2018, Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions. in T Schreck, B Fisher & S Liu (eds), 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings., 8585505, 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 127-138, 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017, Phoenix, United States, 10/1/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/VAST.2017.8585505
    Janicke S, Wrisley D. Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions. In Schreck T, Fisher B, Liu S, editors, 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 127-138. 8585505. (2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/VAST.2017.8585505
    Janicke, Stefan ; Wrisley, David. / Interactive Visual Alignment of Medieval Text Versions. 2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings. editor / Tobias Schreck ; Brian Fisher ; Shixia Liu. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 127-138 (2017 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2017 - Proceedings).
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