Versioning Machine 1.0 Beta for TEI Parallel Segmentation Encoding of Textual Variants
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:25:41 -0500 From: Amit Kumar <kumar@GLUE.UMD.EDU> To: TEI-L@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU Subject: Versioning Machine 1.0 Beta Release Announcement
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is pleased to announce the beta release of The Versioning Machine (VM) 1.0.
The Versioning Machine is a software tool designed to display and compare multiple versions of texts. The display environment seeks not only to provide for features traditionally found in codex-based critical editions (such as annotation and introductory material), but to take advantage of opportunities of electronic publishing by providing a frame to compare diplomatic versions of witnesses side by side, allowing for images of the witness to be viewed alongside the diplomatic edition, and providing users with an enhanced typology of notes. The VM is TEI conformant and utilizes parallel segmentation encoding.
The Versioning Machine is now ready for testing, and we welcome beta testers. To aid with the encoding process, we provide several sample encoded texts as well as documentation in the Download Zip.
To register and download the beta version please go to http://www.mith2.umd.edu/products/ver-mach/ and follow the link to "Download".
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Schreibman, Amit Kumar, eriC White, Jarom Mcdonald, Lara Vetter
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: (1) "Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) - XML for TEI Lite."; (2) TEI P4, Chapter 19 "Critical Apparatus."