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Tarrin Wills

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Feb 12, 2011, 2:00:22 AM2/12/11
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Dear databasing runologists,

I have a postgraduate runology class with 5 students. I've built into the course a database project which should involve them gathering and entering - or possibly checking and transforming data. If you can think of some things which this bunch of good students, all with some Old Norse, can do to contribute to the content of the database at this stage, let me know. I will be closely supervising them.

I also have an excellent joint computing/history student who's looking to develop a PhD project in the next couple of months. I've suggested various things, but if you can think of a project that would involve helping develop the database and have an appropriate research question/outcome, again, let me know.

Cheers,

Tarrin.

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Marcus Smith

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:37:59 PM2/27/11
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Hi Tarrin, all; apologies for the delay in replying.

> I have a postgraduate runology class with 5 students. I've built into the
> course a database project which should involve them gathering and entering -
> or possibly checking and transforming data. If you can think of some things
> which this bunch of good students, all with some Old Norse, can do to
> contribute to the content of the database at this stage, let me know. I will
> be closely supervising them.
>
> I also have an excellent joint computing/history student who's looking to
> develop a PhD project in the next couple of months. I've suggested various
> things, but if you can think of a project that would involve helping develop
> the database and have an appropriate research question/outcome, again, let
> me know.

I'm afraid I don't have any good ideas at this stage. Arguably the
largest and most significant development would be to extract and
recording more information of interest to philologists: lemmatising the
corpus, tying the texts in with Lena Petterson's runordsregister /
runnamnslexikon / Lexikon �ver urnordiska personnamn, etc. However, I
gather from Marco that he may have somebody already lined up to do some
of this quite comprehensively.

best wishes,
Marcus

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Tarrin Wills

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Feb 28, 2011, 3:56:31 AM2/28/11
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> I'm afraid I don't have any good ideas at this stage.  Arguably the
> largest and most significant development would be to extract and
> recording more information of interest to philologists: lemmatising the
> corpus, tying the texts in with Lena Petterson's runordsregister /
> runnamnslexikon / Lexikon ver urnordiska personnamn, etc.  However, I
> gather from Marco that he may have somebody already lined up to do some
> of this quite comprehensively.

Marco is welcome to use the data I have produced from the Nottingham
dictionary project — if this is planned, there is no point in
duplicating efforts. The data I worked on links words from Lena's
runordsregister to both the Samnordisk db's sigla (at least a fairly
recent version) and the Ordbog over det norrøne prosasprog's
headwords. I have been working on non-Swedish material sporadically,
too.

Cheers,

Tarrin.
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