Digital philology: aims and tools

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For each operation foreseen by philological procedures, new data processing tools are available using information technology: the applications related to transcription, lemmatisation, collation, the constitution of the stemma, and finally to critical edition and its apparatus will be examined, evaluating their purpose and effectiveness in the analysis of Italian and Romance texts.

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Learning philology, developing interpretation competences, dealing with digital humanities.

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For the philological method, reference point will be G. Contini, Filologia, il Mulino 2014, with L. Leonardi, Filologia romanza. 1. Critica del testo, Le Monnier 2022. For the theory of digital philology, see F. Stella, Testi letterari e analisi digitale, Carocci 2018; Teoria e forme del testo digitale, ed. by M. Zaccarello, Carocci 2019; P. Italia, Editing Duemila. Per una filologia dei testi digitali, Salerno 2020. The most complete overview can be found in Handbook of Stemmatology. History, Methodology, Digital Approaches, ed. by Ph. Roelli, de Gruyter 2020. Further specific bibliography will be provided and discussed during the course.