Interedition 9th Bootcamp: 11 - 14 January 2012

29 Nov 2011 - 00:00

Interedition invites all interested to participate in the upcoming Development Bootcamp, which will take place from 11 to 14 January at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The bootcamps are intended for the development of prototypes for interoperable 'microservice' tools for text scholarship and digital editions.

The work of previous bootcamps have focused on collation, transcription, and annotation of texts; the goal of this bootcamp is to encourage the development of prototypes for text analysis. One of the most exciting directions of digital text edition lies in the question of the innovative lines of research that might be taken when all the textual data is digitized, annotated, collated, and checked. Examples include:

  • Discourse analysis
  • Linked data
  • Stemmatology
  • Stylistics
  •  ...

Each of these has been incorporated into one or more existing critical edition, but there are at present very few tools available that might be shared between edition projects. There is an acute need for better interoperability of the tools we have, and for the development of new tools that are designed from the ground up with the principles of interoperability in mind.

During this bootcamp Interedition seeks to bring together scholars and developers working on any sort of text analysis for digital edition, to discuss their lines of approach, the tools they are using, and possible points of interoperability and interchange of data.  The primary objective, as with all bootcamps, is the development of prototypes that put the results of our discussions to work.  Another important objective is to give developers and early stage researchers an opportunity to meet and share their own projects and experiences with tool interoperability in textual scholarship.


COST Action IS0704 'Interedition' is offering bursaries to early stage researchers (< Ph.D. + 10 years) and developers that want to join the bootcamp. The bursaries will consist of an €100 per diem allowance and will cover full travel expenses, subject to caps. A limited number of bursaries are available to participants from outside the member countries
of Interedition.

How to apply

If you are interested in participating in the bootcamp, please send an email to
**14 December 2011**. You don't need an intricate motivation, but please state your affiliation, and add a very short (certainly not more than 200 words) description of your current or related development work in digital humanities. Attendance throughout the bootcamp is expected, but in certain circumstances a shorter attendance may be negotiated.


Wednesday 11 January

  •  Introduction of participants and projects
  •  Introduction to existing tools for text analysis
  •  Division of Tasks/Labor

Thursday 12 January

  •  Hacking
  •  Documentation of the day's work

Friday 13 January

  •  Hacking
  •  Documentation of the day's work

Saturday 14 January

  • Unconference on participants' projects
  • Documentation
  •  Discussion of future possibilities for further cooperation


About Interedition

Interedition ( is a COST ( funded Action whose objective is to further the interoperability of toolsin digital scholarship. Interedition is raising the awareness of the importance of interoperability as a major driver for sustainability for tools and data in the field of digital scholarship. This activity takes two forms: firstly, meetings in which researchers in digital scholarship can network their knowledge of tools and the possibilities for their interoperability; secondly, the development of proof-of-concept implementations of interoperable tools. These proof-of-concept tools are the focus of Interedition's periodic bootcamps, which offer the open source development community in the humanities opportunities to meet, network, and exchange knowledge.