[PRW15] Ramses goes online. An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts in interaction with the Egyptological community

Conférence Internationale avec comité de lecture : International Congress of Egyptologists, August 2015, Vol. XI, pp.n/a, Florence, Italie,

Mots clés: humanités numériques, égyptologie, Natural Language Processing

Résumé: The Ramses project was first introduced to Egyptologists in 2008, during the 10th interna¬tional congress of Egyptologists held in Rhodes (Winand et al. in press). After eight years of IT developments (under the responsibility of S. Rosmorduc) and of annotation of Late Egyptian texts (Polis et al. 2013; Polis & Winand 2013), the data can now progressively be made available online. After an introduction providing general information about the annotated corpus (510 000+ tokens; 65 000+ hieroglyphic spellings; 10 000+ lemmata; 4000+ texts), this paper will focus on three main aspects: 1. Description of the functionalities of the annotating tool (the TextEditor), with a special attention to the metadata that are used for describing the documents and texts that are integrated in the corpus. This section will include proposals regarding the creation of shared thesauri for describing (written) Egyptian material. 2. Discussion of the solution that has been designed for handling the evolution of the database (see already Rosmorduc 2013), both as regards its content — namely, any change that affects texts, lemmata, inflexions, spellings, etc. — and its structure — types and structure of the metadata, evolution of the texts representation format, etc. In a nutshell, the new database will use the technique of event sourcing, where the database is seen as a sequence of editing events, which allows both “time travel” in the database history, and easy fix of editing mistakes. 3. Presentation of the first Online version of Ramses. Several corpora of Late Egyptian texts (the so-called Tomb Robberies, the Late Egyptian Stories, the Late Ramesside letters and a selection of ostraca from Deir el-Medineh) will be made available for the first time at the occasion the 11th International Congress in Florence. The website will of course allow users to browse the annotated texts and lexemes, and to make simple or complex queries. Besides, we will also encourage Egyptologists to interact directly with the data, e.g., by flagging inaccuracies or signaling alternative analysis.

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@inproceedings {
title="{Ramses goes online. An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts in interaction with the Egyptological community}",
author=" S. Polis and S. Rosmorduc and J. Winand ",
booktitle="{International Congress of Egyptologists}",
address="Florence, Italie",