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project: South Cadbury Environs Project

The project is a multiperiod survey of the landscape within a 64 sq km centred on the Iron Age and Post Roman hillfort of Cadbury Castle, Somerset. Sampling localities and transects cover approximately 11 sq km of the study area. The principal survey techniques have been gradiometry, test and shovel pitting, the first two applied uniformly over all target areas, the latter were soil conditions are suitable. [read more]

project: Partonopeus de Blois: an Electronic Resource

"Partonopeus de Blois" was one of the most popular romances composed in the 12th century, and played a key role in the development of Old French narrative literature. Analysis of the text is complicated by the fact that it exists in a number of different versions, which are difficult to study using a conventional printed edition. This project has produced an electronic resource that allows researchers to read and compare all the different versions in detail, without having to work from the original manuscripts (held in libraries from Yale to the Vatican) or microfilms. [read more]

project: Adolphe Appia at Hellerau: Virtual Reconstructions and performances

Using both photographs of historic settings and original designs, virtual reality models were created of Appia's "rhythmic spaces", and their lighting and other properties. Mixed reality performance technology was used to integrate both video footage and live action into these virtual settings. In addition, a highly detailed VR model of the Hellerau Festspielhaus, where some of Appia's designs were realised for innovative performance, was created. Then, using historic photographs, sets recorded in archive photos were placed into the great hall at Hellerau, and lit under various conditions. [read more]

project: French interlanguage oral corpora

Unlike first language acquisition (L1) research, which has made use of digital technologies for over 20 years to assist its research (in the shape of a powerful suite of software tools for the transcription, analysis and storage of L1 oral learner data, the CHILDES system, now used as standard), the field of second language acquisition (L2) research has been very slow in taking advantage of the new computerised technologies now available. This one-year project aimed to (1) apply and adapt the CHILDES tools to French L2 oral data, (2) to construct a database of French Learner Language Oral C [read more]

project: Generic tools for linguistic annotation and web-based analysis of literary Sumerian

The GATE/ETCSL project is based at the University of Sheffield and involves collaboration with the Oriental Institute at the University of Oxford. The project will enhance an existing, world-leading computational infrastructure to create generic tools for language researchers annotating and analysing diverse electronic corpora. As a test-bed application, the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL) will gain linguistic information to exploit its maximum potential with more wide-ranging and sophisticated analysis. [read more]
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