Latin Stemming Project

Summary:

This project developed and evaluated conflation techniques for searching of Latin texts by non-Latin specialists.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

British Library

Partners:

University of Sheffield
British Library

Subjects:

early modern period, history, linguistics, software development

Technologies:

ancient technology

Project Description

This project┬ádeveloped and evaluated conflation techniques for searching of Latin texts by non-Latin specialists. It drew on expertise from classicists, historians and chemical information specialists; its results were published in the Journal of Documentation, vol 52:2, 1996. Its outcome was a software package, entitled ‘PhiloFacs’.

Project Team

  • Prof. Peter Willett (Dept of Information Studies – University of Sheffield)
  • Prof. Mark Greengrass (Dept of History – University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Robyn Schinke (Humanities Research Institute – University of Sheffield)