Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Marinella Testori):
Hosted at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), “A world of possibilities. Modal pathways over an extra-long period of time: the diachrony in the Latin language” (WoPoss) is a project under development exploiting a corpus-based approach to the study and reconstruction of the diachrony of modality in Latin.
Following specific annotation guidelines (https://zenodo.org/record/3560951#.XgTeRyMwiRY) applied to a set of various texts pertaining to the time span between 3rd century BCE and 7th century CE, the work team lead by Francesca Dell’Oro aims at analyzing the patterns of modality in the Latin language through a close consideration of lexical markers.
During the recent DARIAH-CH workshop held at the University of Neuchatel and devoted to “Sharing the Experience: Workflows for the Digital Humanities“, the WoPoss team presented a paper explaining the whole details of the project.
In “WoPoss: a Workflow for the Semantic Annotation of Modality in a Diachronic Corpus” (https://dariah-ch-ws19.sciencesconf.org/294836) the goals and the methodology applied in the project are fully described.
WoPoss official website: http://woposs.unil.ch/index.php
Dell’Oro, Francesca (2019). WoPoss guidelines for annotation. Zenodo.
Sabel Bermudez, Helena, Dell’Oro Francesca, Marongiu Paola. WoPoss: a Workflow of Semantic Annotation of Modality in a Diachronic Corpus.