Digital Texts, Translations, Lexicons in a Multi-Modular Web Application


Published by Leo S. Olschki Editore (Florence)​​​​​​​


The volume follows up on the themes of the seminar held in Pisa in 2014 as part of an European Research Council project. It introduces a software (G2A Web App) in the framework of an infrastructural dimension that facilitates online scientific collaboration. The papers given illustrate scientific approaches that blend philology, computational linguistics and computer technology, thus paving the way to new research prospects for the digital Humanities, and for digital textual scholarship in particular.


This volume records the discussions held during the international seminar organized in November 2014 in Pisa by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Institute for Computational Linguistics (ILC), Pisa, as part of the European Resaerch Council project ‘Greek into Arabic, Philosophical Concepts and Linguistic Bridges’. Generally, it advances the idea that the analysis and translation of texts, especially ancient ones, with the aid of an open-source software available online, must be developed in an infrastructural dimension in order to facilitate scientific collaboration. This approach, which is new to digital Humanities, and in particular to digital textual scholarship, derives from the flexibility and compatibility of the software created for the ERC project (G2A Web App). The value of the method is strengthened by the specific experiences described in the papers: the encounter of philology, computational linguistics, and computer technology paves the way to new research prospects not only for the historians of philosophy, such as the scholars who participate to the ERC project, but for all the fields of the humanities.

  • Edited by Andrea Bozzi

    Digital Texts, Translations, Lexicons in a Multi-Modular Web Application: Methods and Samples 

    March 2018 (first published 2015, Italy)
    Published by Leo S. Olschki
    Distributed by Ad Ilissum 
    ISBN 978 88 222 6393 3

    Paperback, 240 x 170 mm

    156 pages, 35 illus.,

  • About the author

    Andrea Bozzi is Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at the Institute for Computational Linguistics, Pisa, and is Professor of Computational Linguistics and Philology at Siena University.

  • About Leo S. Olschki Editore

    Leo S. Olschki Editore (Florence) is one of Italy's oldest and most respected publishers of critical works in the humanities.

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