Elisa Cugliana (University of Cologne), Joris Van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands)

The Computational Edition

Digital philology is well established as a subdiscipline of Digital Humanities. In our contribution we problematize the largely conventional analogue praxis that is predominant in digital scholarly editing due to the dominance of a representational paradigm. The latter is at the core of the methodological approach that is represented by the TEI, a de-facto standard in the field. We claim that computational approaches, as opposed to representational ones, can increase the epistemological and scaling potential of the editorial workflow as can be gleaned, for instance, from the achievements of computational stemmatology in the analysis of textual variance.