DUCAT: Passage/Translation Alignment with the CITE Architecture

paper, specified "short paper"
  1. 1. Christopher William Blackwell

    Furman University

  2. 2. Chiara Palladino

    Furman University

  3. 3. MacKense Greico

    Furman University

  4. 4. Allie Bolton

    Furman University

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DUCAT is a tool that uses the CITE Architecture, allowing alignments among texts. It is a zero-infrastructure HTML app that exports data in a plain-text CEX format. It allows two kinds of alignments among any number of texts, in any language:**Citation Alignment** A poem, cited line-by-line, is translated into prose, cited by paragraph. A paragraph of the translation might correspond to several lines of poetry; a range of lines of poetry might overlap with seveal paragraphs of the prose translation.**Translation Alignment** A text and its translation will not align word-by-word, but will inevitably consist of one-to-one, one-to-zero, many-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many, many-to-zero, or zero-to-many alignments. In the case of "many" the words may be discontiguous. When we align more than one translation with an original text, these problems multiply.While DUCAT is a standalone tool, the data it produces is generic, plain-text, and can be re-imported, shared, and reused.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at https://hcommons.org/groups/dh2020/. Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

Conference website: https://dh2020.adho.org/

References: https://dh2020.adho.org/abstracts/

Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO