Computers and the Humanities

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 133–139 | Cite as

Comparing text editions with the aid of the computer

  • Ben J. P. Salemans


The aim of this paper is to reveal the limitations of relying on “fingerprint formulas” or “signature positions” to identify printed editions, in the manner of the STCN project. The paper proposes that scanned images of texts be used to identify editions.

Key words

automation bibliography book history edition fingerprint identification scanning signature STCN 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben J. P. Salemans
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  1. 1.UCIUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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