The digital library and computational philology: The BAMBI project

  • Andrea Bozzi
  • Sylvie Calabretto
Structured Documents
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1324)


The work presented in this paper has been developed within a European project called BAMBI. It enhances the accessibility of ancient manuscripts and presents new ways of working with them. More precisely, the BAMBI project aims to produce a software tool allowing historians, and more particularly codicologists and philologists, to read manuscripts, write annotations, and navigate between the words of the transcription and the matching piece of image in the digitized picture of the manuscript.

In the first part of this paper, we present the functions and the design of a Hypermedia Workstation. In the second part, we describe how HyTime (Hypermedia/Time-based Structured Language) can be used as a modelling language to describe work on manuscripts (annotations, links, ...). We present relevant parts of the HyTime model and prove that the model thus obtained can also serve as a basis for implementation.


Ancient Manuscripts Digital Library Hypermedia HyTime Philological Workstation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Bozzi
    • 1
  • Sylvie Calabretto
    • 2
  1. 1.ILC-CNRPisaItaly
  2. 2.LISI-INSA de LYONVilleurbanne Cedex

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