CELT - Corpus of Electronic Texts
CELT is on online resource for Irish history, literature and politics currently maintained byUniversity College Cork that aims to "bring the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture (in Irish, Latin, Anglo-Norman French, and English) to the Internet in a rigorously scholarly and user-friendly project for the widest possible range of readers and researchers. CELT (the Corpus of Electronic Texts) caters for academic scholars, teachers, students, and the general public, all over the world. Texts are accompanied by introductions, background information, graphics, translations where possible, and scholarly bibliographies." "CELT is integrated into the teaching and research community of the University College Cork in Ireland and far beyond. [...] The languages used in Ireland in the historic past were many. Languages known to us through extant texts include Irish of all periods, English, Hiberno-Norman French, some Old Norse (including some runic inscriptions) and Latin. Other languages were used by clerics, political leaders, scholars, merchants, diplomats, or emigrants (Spanish, Italian, modern French, Provençal, Dutch, Danish). [...] CELT is producing an online database of contemporary and historical topics from many areas, including literature and the other arts. [...] The texts can be searched, read on-screen, downloaded for later use, or printed out. Texts are taken from the best printed out of copyright editions, scanned, and proofread. Markup for structural and analytic features is added according to the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Conversions to HTML are made for online reading, and the master files can be used to create versions in other formats, and for contextual searching, concordancing, and other analyses." This corpus of texts covers the period from the medieval to the modern period in many languages all offered in transcribed form. The database can be searched by period or topic or free text in a highly flexible way.

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