Monthly Archives: May 2015

Technical note: installing PhiloLogic 4 on localhost

PhiloLogic, developed by the ARTFL Project and the Digital Library Development Center at the University of Chicago, is an excellent system for serving and querying XML texts. CroALa and LatTy are currently deployed using PhiloLogic 3, but version 4 is almost ready to be published; try it out on Github (github.com/ARTFL-Project/PhiloLogic4).

Some notes on how we tried — and, thanks to PhiloLogic 4 developers, also succeeded — to get PhiloLogic 4 working and serving Croatian Latin texts on a local machine (localhost in computer networking parlance) are published on the Croatica et Tyrolensia wiki: solr.ffzg.hr/dokuwiki/doku.php/z:philologic4.

Philologia Latina

Technical note: XSLT to number elements consecutively across parent elements

What follows is a solution to an XSLT problem.

The problem: in an XML document, we want to number consecutively elements which share a grandparent element, but not parent. The document contains multiple grandparents. In each we want to restart the counter (imagine a book with chapters which have section; we want to number paragraphs of each chapter consecutively, but across sections: Chapter 1 / Section 1 / Para 1 , Para 2 / Section 2 / Para 3, Para 4 / Chapter 2 / Section 1 / Para 1, Para 2 / Section 2 / Para 3 , Para 4 /).

We want to accomplish this with an XSLT stylesheet.

Short answer: add counts of all preceding paras in sections and preceding paras in current section; subtract the count of all preceding paras in other chapters, and add 1. Like this:

count(preceding::section/para) +
count(preceding-sibling::para) -
count(preceding::chapter/section/para) + 1

For a long answer, read more here: z:xslt-number.

Analysing names in three Croatian epic poems

Gorana Stepanić, project member from the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, works on comparing ways in which three Croatian neo-Latin epic authors – Jakov Bunić from Dubrovnik, Kajetan Vičić from Rijeka, and Josip Čobarnić from Makarska – use names in their poems. All three wrote long narrative religious epics, but each author is some 150 years later than his predecessor; they differ also in their places of origin (though all are along the Adriatic coast), in their social status, and in places where they lived.

The idea is to find all names (named entities) in their poems, lemmatise them, count their occurrences, and categorise: see which names belong to pagan mythology, which are Biblical, which are neither; which names belong to persons, which to places, and so on.

To achieve this, Gorana will be using not only our Croatiae auctores Latini text collection, but also a BaseX XML database of names and occurrences in the poems; one point of entry to this database, a special, sortable query, is on this page.

San Caetano di Thiene

Preliminary results will be published on our blog.

 

CroALa i CroTyr na festivalu (digitalizacije)

Željka Salopek, voditeljica stručne zbirke klasične filologije u Knjižnici Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu i suradnica projekta Croatica et Tyrolensia, predstavila je naš projekt na Petom festivalu hrvatskih digitalizacijskih projekata i objavljuje o tome kratak izvještaj.

Salopek izlaganje

U Nacionalnoj i sveučilišnoj knjižnici u Zagrebu od 20. do 21. ožujka 2015. održan je jubilarni, 5. festival hrvatskih digitalizacijskih projekata. Ovogodišnja su izlaganja bila iz područja digitalne humanistike, autorskog prava, korištenja digitalne kulturne baštine i digitalizacije specifičnih vrsta građe.

Naglašene su promjene koje digitalna građa unosi u istraživanja u humanistici te mogućnost interdisciplinarne suradnje u digitalizacijskim projektima. Upozoreno je na važnost kvalitetnog menadžmenta tih projekata. Iskustva gotovih digitalizacijskih projekata pokazala su koliko je digitalizacija danas važna u očuvanju i predstavljanju kulturne i znanstvene baštine.

Tema drugog dana festivala bila su autorska prava i prava korisnika u digitalnom okruženju. Rasprave te brojna pitanja nakon izlaganja istakla su potrebu za boljim smjernicama za primjenu i zaštitu ovih prava.

U izlaganju pod naslovom Pet godina zbirke Croatiae auctores Latini i prva godina projekta Croatica et Tyrolensia sudionike smo bolje upoznali s rastućom zbirkom CroALa (koja već broji 451 tekst 194 autora) te predstavili prve bibliografske i tekstualne rezultate projekta. Prikazali smo i tehnološku pozadinu zbirke te proces nastanka, označavanja i objave digitalnih tekstova. (Prezentaciju s izlaganja moguće je naći na stranicama festivala [PDF].)

CroALa se već šestu godinu upotpunjuje digitalnim izdanjima djela hrvatskih latinista nastalim u sklopu raznih domaćih i međunarodnih projekata. Već šestu godinu služi kao referentno mjesto i istraživački alat znanstvenicima koji se u svom radu koriste tim tekstovima. Osim toga, ima i njen velik potencijal u učenju latinskog jezika.

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Thinking about Croatian neo-Latin school drama

In philology and literary history, thinking starts from bibliography. Croatica et Tyrolensia now have a working page for browsing material on Croatian neo-Latin drama which Nina Čengić has collected and formatted into XML from the excellent bibliography:
Petranović, Martina and Lucija Ljubić. Repertoari hrvatskih kazališta: Repertoar hrvatskih kazališta : Knjiga peta : Deskriptivna obrada važnijih predstava na hrvatskom jeziku i izvedbi na stranim jezicima hrvatskih izvođača do 1840. godine : na temelju znanstvene literature. Zagreb: AGM, 2012.

Our browsing page (with categories in Croatian) is here:

solr.ffzg.hr/basex/croalabib2/drama

First results show that there were at least 594 Croatian performances in Latin from the end of the 11th century until 1805.

Latin school drama, a few lines

This is just the first step, however. We intend to analyse and categorise themes of school plays (according to their titles), and to analyse places and times of performancees.