EarlyPrint: Towards a cultural genome of Early Modern English

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project is another stage in a long-term effort, begun a decade ago, to turn some 60,000 Early Modern books transcribed by the Text Creation Partnership (TCP) into a linguistically annotated and deeply searchable cultural genome of the English-speaking world between 1473 and the early 1700s. In this stage work will focus on 1. Improving the existing software for the collaborative curation of the Early Modern corpus. 2. Conducting an extensive review of the linguistic annotation or that corpus with the goal of reducing its error rate to a level at which it may be considered low enough for most practical purposes. Names will receive special attention in this review. 3. Building a search environment that is based on a corpus language and will let users take full advantage of the query potential created by the interaction of bibliographical, discursive, and linguistic metadata in the corpus
Effective start/end date7/1/1912/31/21


  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1807-06000)


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