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Billets sur la philologie numérique et la littérrature du XVIIe s.

Extracting data from sale catalogues

Looking for 17th c. French manuscrits is not a simple: many found in libraries are forgeries or misattributions. Then, how to authenticate documents? Paleography is a first obvious solution, but tracing the history of documents in time is another. We are therefore planning to extract data from sale catalogues to build a database of manuscripts sold to reconstitute their history.

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A born-digital author lexicon for 17th c. French: Sévigné’s case

Preparing an edition of Madame de Sévigné’s correspondance encoded in TEI, we are currently facing two problems. First, while French medievalists have a long experience of establishing lexicons, specialists of 17th c. French literature traditionally do not provide such a study in their editions. Second, we are not aware of any born-digital author lexicon in TEI for (17th c.) French language. We therefore have to tackle two problems at the same time, and create both a scientific methodology, and a digital solution.

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