[Draft document, under construction. The content replaces and updates text from the "TLL Home Page" originally published at this URL, mirrored from 'http://www.cs.usask.ca/faculty/devito/e-TLL/' and hosted at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. The original (1998) content is available, approximately, via the Internet Archive and in this .ZIP file.]
From the Text Encoding Intitiative (TEI) description: "Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), hosted by the Consortium for Latin Lexicography... The Consortium for Latin Lexicography (CLL) is overseeing this project to develop an electronic version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, or TLL, the 'only dictionary to attempt to comprehend the entire Latin language. Its chronological termini reach from the third century B.C. to A.D. 600, including both literary texts and documentary evidence (inscriptions, etc.).' The project has decided to use the TEI as the encoding scheme for the project."
A December 1998 snapshot of the early TLL plans is accessible [2005-03] via the Internet Archive: " Plans have been laid to develop an electronic version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, or TLL. This work, still in its infancy, is conducted under the auspices of the Consortium for Latin Lexicography (CLL). An electronic TLL on CD-ROM has the potential to be an extremely valuable tool, bringing the advantages of computerized search to the wealth of information in TLL. With an electronic TLL, users will be able to find and examine articles that meet the criteria they specify — for example, all articles that cite a certain author or work. It will be possible to retrieve articles of interest with a speed and thoroughness that is impossible with the printed version. CLL is just beginning to plot the development of an electronic TLL by formalizing the requirements of the finished product (i.e., the features desired in the product and necessary constraints on the system). CLL has decided to use the TEI implementation of SGML to tag the TLL database. Our approach to the problem of automatically tagging the TLL database is outlined in two of the papers posted on this website. At present, the electronic TLL project is funded by the Council for Collaborative Research in the Humanities at the University of California at Irvine. The Director is searching for long-term sources of funding. These web pages give an overview of the work being done by CLL to bring an electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae into being..."
In December 1995, Ann DeVito posted a message about the "Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Home Page" as follows: "The Consortium for Latin Lexicography would like to announce the Home Page for the Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, located at http://www.cs.usask.ca/grads/devito/e-TLL/. These web pages describe the planned development of a TLL in electronic form. The project will use TEI encoding. We hope to continue to publish progress reports on the Electronic TLL at this site as work proceeds. For more information on these web pages, the Electronic TLL project, or the Consortium for Latin Lexicography, please contact CLL Director Patrick Sinclair at 'CLL@uci.edu' or CLL Systems Analyst Ann DeVito at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'...
- Kommission für die Herausgabe des Thesaurus linguae Latinae. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. In the project description (2005-03) no mention is made of markup used in an electronic version.
- Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae. Early description.
- TEI description for "Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL)"
- "Electronic Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Home Page. Announcement 21-December-1995. "The project will use TEI encoding."
- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project