Automatic Creation of Interlinear Text for Philological Purposes

Mark-Jan Nederhof
School of Computer Science
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews,
Fife, KY16 9SX, Scotland
http://www.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/˜mjn
 
Interlinear text presents a collection of interpretations of a manuscript. Whereas such a form is often compiled by a single author or a single team of scholars, we here consider automatic creation of interlinear text out of independently created linguistic resources. In terms of mathematical structures, we investigate the constraints one may want to impose on the rendering and pair-wise alignment of resources, and present a computer algorithm that solves those constraints, resulting in suitable interlinear text.