[CHWP Titles]

Finding Implicit Patterns in Ovid's Metamorphoses with TACT[1]

Willard McCarty

Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University of Toronto[2]

willard.mccarty@utoronto.ca |||| http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:8080/~mccarty/wlm/

CHWP B.3, publ. May 1996. © Editors of CHWP 1996. [First published in CCH Working Papers, vol. 1 (1991).]

[Abstract / Résumé]

TACT, Ovid, computer-assisted textual analysis, markup, thesaurus, proper names, imagery, repetition patterns, electronic edition


[1] Thanks are due to the Packard Humanities Institute for providing the text of Ovid in electronic form; to John Bradley for several minor repairs to TACT at critical moments; to Lidio Presutti for the Anagrams program; to the Computer Studies Programme at Trent University for the opportunity to give a talk on this subject prior to the Workshop; and to Russ Wooldridge for the encouragement and further opportunity provided by the TACT Workshop itself. (The research described here has developed considerably since the original CCHWP version of the paper was written. For more recent reports see the references on W. McCarty's homepage.) [Editorial note. The reader should keep in mind a few changes that have been made since this article was written to the names of TACT components. The term TACT is now used for the overall system of text retrieval programs, the two main components of which are MakeBase (formerly MakBas), which converts a text file into a textual database, and UseBase (formerly called TACT), which allows one to search the database. The Index display is now called KWIC; Rules are now known as Queries, Categories as Groups.]

[2] As of 1 July 1996, the author will be a member of King's College, London; e-mail: willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk.