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The Tesserae Project

Detecting Intertextuality of Meaning and Sound

Neil Coffee    State University of New York, Buffalo, USA    

Christopher Forstall    State University of New York, Buffalo, USA    

James Gawley    State University of New York, Buffalo, USA    



The Tesserae Project offers a free online intertextual search tool for ancient Greek, Latin, and English. Tesserae has in the past allowed for a pairwise searching of literary texts in these languages for exact word or lemma similarities. This paper describes two new types of search now offered by Tesserae, by meaning (semantic search) and by sound.


Intertextuality. Text reuse. Allusion. Greek literature. Latin literature. English literature. Digital humanities.

Language: en

Submitted: Aug. 14, 2017   Published: Nov. 29, 2017  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/6969-182-9/ANT-14-14

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