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RESEARCH

University of Rostock

Automating the Creation of Book Indices

2018-2019

Odoma worked with the Epische Bauformen team to build a semi-automatic workflow for the creation of back-of-the-book indices of cited passages for the compendium "Structures of Epic Poetry", a publication in four volumes edited by C. Reitz and S. Finkmann and published by De Gruyter (2019).


The resulting 4 indices list more than 15,000 citations, automatically extracted from over 2,700 pages and carefully double checked by the book editors and their collaborators.


Added value:


  • Automation of manual processes

  • Reduction of processing time

  • Increased knowledge about the sources

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Cover of the book "Structures of Epic Poetry", edited by C. Reitz and S. Finkmann and published by De Gruyter (2019)