15.576 (corrected version) Stellenbibliographie zum "Parzival" Wolframs von Eschenbach

From: Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@BTINTERNET.COM)
Date: Wed Apr 10 2002 - 03:29:38 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 576 (corrected version).
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 07:45:40 +0100
             From: David Yeandle <david.yeandle@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Stellenbibliographie zum "Parzival" Wolframs von Eschenbach

    Subscribers interested in the critical electronic edition of parts of
    Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival' may also be interested to know that a
    first instalment of an electronic line-by-line database of secondary
    literature for the whole poem will be published later this year by Max
    Niemeyer Verlag, Tuebingen (http://www.niemeyer.de/): David N. Yeandle:
    Stellenbibliographie zum "Parzival" Wolframs von Eschenbach fuer die
    Jahrgaenge 1984-1996, ISBN 3-484-97009-X, 536 ): "Line-by-line
    Bibliographical Database of Wolfram von Eschenbachs 'Parzival' for the
    Years 1984-1996". The computerized line-by-line bibliographical database,
    which is a novel concept in literary bibliography, allows the user to
    obtain a speedy and thorough picture of the scholarly literature for the
    period 1984-1996 for individual lines of text of 'Parzival', the details
    being sorted for each line according to topics and dates. It is also
    possible to search for themes, authors, works, and much more, and then
    pursue the line-by-line details in the secondary literature. Thus it is
    effectively an electronic commentary without full text, but with extensive
    contents descriptors. Work is currently in hand to extend the scope of the
    database both forwards and backwards in time.

    David Yeandle King's College London (david.yeandle@kcl.ac.uk)

    [In this corrected version, made after the coffee has had its improving
    effects, allow me to point out the methodological importance for humanities
    computing of what Dr Yeandle has done: used the metamorphic capabilities of
    our medium to transform one genre (the bibliography) into another (the
    commentary), or at least to bridge the two. This is why his
    Stellenbibliographie is a favourite example of mine. It also serves to make
    the point that what to a computer scientist may be viewed as trivial is to
    a computing humanist quite significant. --WM]

    Dr Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer,
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London,
    Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.,
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784, ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/,
    willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk, w.mccarty@btinternet.com

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