• Review of 'Litteraturbanken: the Swedish Literature Bank'

    Author(s):
    Mats Dahlström, Wout Dillen (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Digital Humanists, Textual Scholarship
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Library and information science, Swedish literature, Textual criticism
    Item Type:
    Review
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6323W
    Abstract:
    Litteraturbanken (The Swedish Literature Bank) is a freely available digital collection of Swedish literary works, ranging from medieval to contemporary literature. It is the result of a cooperation between literary and linguistic scholars, research libraries, and editorial societies and academies. The collection consists not only of digital facsimiles, but of ocr’ed, proof-checked and TEI-encoded transcriptions as well, including EPUB and HTML versions of texts, and in addition scholarly presentations and didactic introductions to works and authors in the collection. It is also being used as a publishing platform for ongoing Swedish scholarly editing projects. Litteraturbanken currently comprises more than 2.000 works, mounting up to more than 100 million of machine-readable words. Litteraturbanken‘s main weak spot is transparency; it does not openly provide satisfactory ways to ensure the editors accountability for the edited texts and images. As a whole, however, Litteraturbanken is an impressive endeavour and paves the way for fruitful cooperation and massive data exchange with e.g. computational linguistics and bibliographic databases.
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    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
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