DiXiT Coding and collation workshop

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This repository hosts materials for the workshop Code and Collation: Training Textual Scholars, that takes place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from 2 through 4 November 2016. The event is part of the DiXiT network and is hosted by the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. It brings together a group of international experts from the fields of textual scholarship and computer science.

The workshop engages with the theory and practice of semi-automated collation and provides an intense training in the open source collation program CollateX. Participants will learn how to prepare source materials, how to perform semi-automated collation using CollateX, and how to inspect and modify the results; they will acquire or improve computational skills relevant to textual criticism and in particular to the production of scholarly editions.


Day 1

9h30-10h: Registration, coffee and welcome

10h-11h30: UNIT 1 - Setting up the working environment: installation, command line, Jupyter notebook

11h30-12h: Coffee break

12h-13h: UNIT 2/3 - Editorial theory. CollateX in context. Showcase of existing projects using CollateX

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-15h30: UNIT 4 - Theory of semi-automatic collation

15h30-16h: Coffee break

16h-17h30: UNIT 5 - Collation, witnesses, outputs: tutorial one and two. More on collation outputs. Collating outside the notebook: create and run Python scripts.

Day 2

9h30-11: UNIT 6 - Basic tokenization and normalization

11h-11h30: Coffee break

11h30-13h: UNIT 7 - Advances tokenization and normalization: Unicode, Soundex, Near matching

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-15h30: UNIT 8 - Collation and markup: part 1

15h30-16h: Coffee break

16h-17h30: UNIT 9 - Collation and markup: part 2

Workshop dinner at Hemelse Modder.

Day 3

9h30-11h: UNIT 10 - Presentations of ongoing research related to automatic collation

11h-11h30: Coffee break

11h30-12h00: UNIT 11 - Feedbacks from participants and instructors

12h00-13h: UNIT 12 - Work on participant's own materials

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-15h30: UNIT 13 - Work on participant's own materials


Workshop materials

The materials collected here are partly taken from the tutorials for the CollateX Workshop held in Sydney during DH 2016 and from the instructors' teaching materials and partly created for this workshop. We would like to thank all the instructors for their contributions.