One of the substantial tasks in the ﬁeld of textual criticism is called collation, which is the cautious comparison of various editions of one and the same text. The traditional approach of a humanities scholar is to put the texts of several editions next to each other and mark the differences among the textual entities (e.g., sentences, sections, chapters). Since this is an extremely laborious approach many Digital Humanities projects investigate tools that support the humanities scholars with computational methods.
It generates visualizations for Text Variant Graphs that show the variations between different editions of texts. TRAViz supports the collation task by providing methods to:
|American Standard Version||In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.|
|Bible in Basic English||At the first God made the heaven and the earth.|
|Darby Bible||In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.|
|King James Version||In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.|
|World English Bible||In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.|
|Young's Literal Translation||In the beginning of God`s preparing the heavens and the earth --|
|New Life Version||In the beginning God made from nothing the heavens and the earth.|
TRAViz can be utilized to compute the alignment between these various editions of Genesis 1:1 and to visualize the resultant Text Variant Graph. Now, one is able to explore the similarities and differences among the given editions easily.