Lang, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0002-4618-9481 (2023). Digital Scholarly Editions of Alchemical Texts as Tools for Interpretation. In: Digitale Edition in Österreich Digital Scholarly Edition in Austria, pp. 111-132. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7504-2702-0

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Digital Scholarly Editions commonly provide annotations and visualization tools for Named Entities, dates or basic quantitative text analysis using methods based on bags of words and word counting. This paper argues that such methods are not enough to provide meaningful insight into texts from the history of science and alchemy especially, using two case studies from the alchemical texts by iatrochymist Michael Maier (1568-1622). A custom-made method for the interpretation of alchemical terms is presented which relies on the polyvalent semantic annotation of relevant yet ambiguous alchemical Decknamen and the analysis of their semantic contexts using a digital knowledge organization system.

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Klug W.,
Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-704518
Title of Book: Digitale Edition in Österreich Digital Scholarly Edition in Austria
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Volume: 16
Page Range: pp. 111-132
Date: 2023
Publisher: BoD
Place of Publication: Norderstedt
ISSN: 2197-6945
ISBN: 978-3-7504-2702-0
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Data processing Computer science
Library and information sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Digital HumanitiesGerman
Digitale EditionenGerman
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Refereed: Yes


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