Social Media Aware Virtual Editions for the Book of Disquiet

  • Duarte Oliveira
  • António Rito SilvaEmail author
  • Manuel Portela
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11853)


Automatically collecting citations on social media about a literary work can provide interesting feedback about its current impact and relevance. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa is made of a set of fragments put together by its editors. The LdoD Archive is a collaborative digital archive for Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet (LdoD) that supports the creation of virtual editions by the archive users, simulating the process followed by four editors of the book, who made different decisions on the number and order of fragments to include in their edition.

In this paper we describe the design and implementation of a solution to collect citations from the Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa on Twitter. We explore the affordances of the LdoD Archive, such that it becomes sensitive to its citations on Twitter. Therefore, we propose a new model that uses an algorithm for the automatic collection of citations, allowing the automatic generation of virtual editions of the book, which reflect its impact according to Twitter posts.

This Social Media Aware LdoD Archive supports a new set of features, such as: the collection of citations from Twitter, their transformation into annotations of the fragments belonging to a virtual edition, the visualization of the meta information associated with a citation in the context of the cited fragment, and the customization of the Social Aware virtual editions.


Digital humanities Automatic citation collection Digital archive 



This work was supported by national funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) with reference UID/CEC/50021/2019.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESW - INESC-ID, Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.CLP-Centre for Portuguese LiteratureUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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