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February 6, 2007

The History of Collate

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Collate 0 — Collate 1 — Collate 2

There have actually been three versions of Collate, up to now. The very first, Collate 0 if you like, I wrote in Spitbol on the DEC Vax in Oxford between 1986 and 1989. I wrote this to collate 44 manuscripts of the Old Norse narrative sequence Svipdagsmal, which I was editing for my doctoral thesis. I prepared full transcripts of each manuscript on a Macintosh computer, and then transferred them to the Vax (itself, I remember, not so straightforward a task in those days of the floppy disc). I collated the transcripts using the Spitbol program, and created various kinds of output. One of these outputs became the apparatus for the critical edition included in my thesis. Another output was translated into a relational database, which I used to explore the relationships between the manuscripts. To optimize this, information about just what manuscript had what variant in the database was held in a matrix, with rows representing each variant, and columns representing each manuscript. Thus: (more…)

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Introduction

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Datastructures for CollateXML

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February 5, 2007

How CollateXML should work

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Collate

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The design of CollateXML

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