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Complete the CIC TCP initiative with a BTAA initiative for creating matching images that are free and high-quality

The libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) are looking forward to an “interdependent networked future”  and to managing their separate collections “as if they were a single, shared one“.  Here are some ideas...
From: Scalable Reading on 9 Nov 2019

The Way We Read Now: Criticism in the Age of EEBO

On November 5th, 2019, I’m giving a talk in the Renaissance Graduate Seminar at the University of Cambridge. Here’s my abstract: In 2010, Keith Thomas lamented in the LRB that computers were displacing the Oxford Method of historical ethnography,...
From: Michael Ullyot on 29 Oct 2019

A Map of Early English Print

Michael Witmore & Jonathan Hope [caption: PCA biplot of 61,315 texts from the TCP corpus, rated on features counted by Docuscope version 3.21 in an implementation created by the Mellon funded “Visualizing Early Print” project at the University...
From: Wine Dark Sea on 23 Apr 2019

Looking up stuff in an Early Modern corpus

The following is a discussion of a set of “search and sort” operations that could be useful in exploring the EEBO-TCP corpus of English books before 1700. It also includes some paragraphs about making texts more computationally tractable so...
From: Scalable Reading on 13 Nov 2018

Tips for SRS from Linguistic DNA

If you’re coming to Sheffield for the Society for Renaissance Studies conference (3-5 July 2018) here are 6 hot tips from the Linguistic DNA team: For those staying in Broomhill, Proove does awesome pizza. Highly recommended. Close to campus, Maveli
From: Linguistic DNA on 27 Jun 2018

Scientific Prose in EEBO-TCP

Last September, LDNA researcher Iona Hine presented some work with TCP metadata at DRHA’s dataAche conference. In this guest post, DRHA co-panellist Alan Hogarth (pictured) examines the fruits of his own labour with EEBO-TCP. Alan was responsible...
From: Linguistic DNA on 21 Mar 2018

A distant look at EEBO-TCP’s “Controversial Literature”

Iona writes: To explore the contents of EEBO-TCP in a distant fashion (and give context to Linguistic DNA data), I have continued to experiment with the Text Creation Partnership’s metadata. Some of this work has been documented in conference papers
From: Linguistic DNA on 17 Nov 2017

Documenting categories in EEBO-TCP data

As part of a work placement with Linguistic DNA, University of Sheffield MA student Winnie Smith has been examining the metadata that accompanies the Text Creation Partnership transcriptions of Early English Books Online (EEBO-TCP).  Released...
From: Linguistic DNA on 25 May 2017

On “Lost Books” (ed. Bruni & Pettegree)

Review: Lost Books: Reconstructing the Print World of Pre-Industrial Europe. Ed. Flavia Bruni and Andrew Pettegree. Library of the Written Word 46 / The Handpress World 34. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2016. 523 pages. We solicited this book for review
From: Linguistic DNA on 10 Jan 2017

Under the surface: SHARP, LDNA and sundry sources

This blog post excerpts material prepared by Iona for her paper at the SHARP conference in Paris this July, building on the work of her PhD thesis and incorporating material and processes that have formed part of the Linguistic DNA
From: Linguistic DNA on 18 Aug 2016

What does EEBO represent? Part I: sixteenth-century English

Ahead of the Sixteenth Century Conference, Linguistic DNA Research Associate Iona Hine reflects on the limits of what probing EEBO can teach us about sixteenth century English. This is the first in a series of posts under the common theme
From: Linguistic DNA on 18 Aug 2016

What’s a “book” in Early English Books Online?

Recently I have been employed by the Visualising English Print project, where one of the things we are doing is looking at improving the machine-readability of the TCP texts. My colleague Deidre has already released a plain-text VARDed version of...
From: heather froehlich on 19 Jul 2016

Learning with Leuven: Kris Heylen’s visit to the HRI

Earlier this month, the Linguistic DNA project hosted Dr Kris Heylen of KU Leuven as a visiting fellow (funded by the HRI Visiting European Fellow scheme). Kris is a member of the Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL) research group
From: Linguistic DNA on 18 Mar 2016

Bring your laptop: BSECS 2016 session

The following post contains links and materials used for the demonstration workshop ‘Bring your laptop: working with digital texts from the Text Creation Partnership’. Presentation slides here [pdf] [coming soon] Text Creation Partnership...
From: Manicule on 8 Jan 2016

Freebo, Free Lunch, and Digital Images

The recent Twitterstorm over Proquest’s first canceling, and then canceling the canceling, of access to EEBO images by members of the Renaissance Society of America should make us take a longer and larger-term view of the “re-mediation”...
From: Scalable Reading on 19 Dec 2015

Ways of Accessing EEBO(TCP)

On October 28, 2015, the Renaissance Society of America sent an email to all members announcing the demise of their previous partnership with ProQuest (now owned by ExLibris). Their email to all of us, in full: The RSA Executive Committee regrets...
From: heather froehlich on 29 Oct 2015

Suggested Ways of Citing Digitized Early Modern Texts

On 1 January 2015, 25,000 hand-keyed Early Modern texts entered the public domain and were publicly posted on the EEBO-TCP project’s GitHub page, with an additional 28,000 or so forthcoming into the public domain in 2020.  This project...
From: heather froehlich on 6 Aug 2015

Liest thou, or hast a Rewme? Getting the best from VARD and EEBO

This week, we’ve replaced the default VARD set-up with a version designed to optimise the tools for VARD. In essence, this includes a lengthier set of rules to guide the changing of letters, and lists of words and variants that
From: Linguistic DNA on 3 Aug 2015

Illustrating the tools: first insights on VARD & MorphAdorner

The Sheffield RAs are hard at work on our audit of Early English Books Online, figuring out how best to clean up the TCP data for Linguistic DNA’s research goals. In the last post, Seth documented our intention to try out...
From: Linguistic DNA on 24 Jul 2015

EEBO-TCP and standard spelling

The Linguistic DNA project relies on two very large linguistic data sources for evidence of semantic and conceptual change from c.1500 to c.1800—Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership dataset (EEBO-TCP),and Gale Cengage’s Eighteenth...
From: Linguistic DNA on 10 Jul 2015

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.