In this project we intend to apply the techniques of social software to the aspects of writing and editing. Currently, are three projects. A main project on a Collaborative Platform to Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet editions, which includes virtual collaborative editions. The second project is on the edition of descriptions of software architectures of real systems and their collaborative transformation into a semi-structured representation of the systems. In the third project we are defining a knowledge repository for software engineering that uses an ontology to relate different web sources on software engineering topics.
Fernando Pessoa’s “Livro do Desassossego” (“Book of Disquiet”) (LdoD) book is the result of its editors choices and interpretations. LdoD is a set of Pessoa’s writings that the editors collected together in a book. The editors’ decisions were based on an analysis of the writings, considering aspects like content and style. Therefore, the existing five editions of the LdD differ in the set of selected texts and even in the facsimiles transcriptions.
In this project we intend to take advantage of social software features to foster the creation of a social edition of Pessoas’s book.
Based on the digital facsimiles of the LdoD we have implemented a collaborative archive that allows the creation of virtual editions of LdoD which consist of:
- Digital repository for the LoD writings. The writings classification is codified in metadata using the standard TEI-P5.
- A social edition tool that allows the creation of LdoD virtual editions using folksonomy like techniques.
- A recommendation system that sequences LdoD fragements according to a set of criteria proposing different read sequences of the book.
The project main challenges are the identification of the set of social software features that will promote collaboration among online readers of LdoD, software architectures for digital humanities, and collaborative editing in digital humanities.
A prototype is being implemented while the book fragments are being encoded in TEI to allow a mutual feedback between the encoding process and the tool design. This project is in collaboration with CLP of the University of Coimbra, https://projetoldod.wordpress.com/tag/manuel-portela/.
An open-source prototype, a collaborative archieve for LdoD, is being developed and it will soon become a full-fletched application. The source code is publicly available in a github repository, https://github.com/socialsoftware/edition.
The system is deployed at http://ldod.uc.pt/, though only authorized users can access it until it is publicly available, expected for the second quarter of 2016.
Software Architecture Analyzer
An educational platform where the students collaboratively analyse and synthesise the description of a software architecture, for instance, High Performance Networking in Chrome, and build a semi-structured description of the system, wikipedia-like, using social software features. The project focus on the knowledge gathering and pedagogical aspects of this approach.
Software Engineering Knowledge
A knowledge repository for the software engineering dicipline where external web sources are integrated with internal sources to build a learning enviroment subsumed by a set of evolving categories represented by an ontology. Both, the sources and the set of categories evolve through the interactions of the repository users.
- Visualization in the LdoD
- Synthesis of Knowledge in LdoD virtual editions
- Manuel Portela and António Rito Silva. Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet as a Dynamic Digital Archive. In Digital Critical Editions - Comparing Editions, edited by Paola Italia and Claudia Bonsi, Sapienza Università Editrice, 2016. pp. 23-35.
- Manuel Portela and António Rito Silva, ‘Encoding, Visualizing and Generating Variation in LdoD’, Variants, Volume 12-13 (2016), pp. 189-210, ISSN 1573-3084. http://variants.revues.org/356 António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela, ‘TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments’, In Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, Issue 8 (December 2014), ISSN: 2162-5603. DOI: 10.4000/jtei.1171
- Manuel Portela and António Rito Silva, ‘A Model for a Virtual LdoD’, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Advance Online Publication: March, 5, 2014 Online ISSN 1477-4615 – Print ISSN 0268-1145. http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/05/llc.fqu004.abstract. Also at Digital Humanities Scholarship, Online Publication: December 2, 2014 Online ISSN 2055-768X Print ISSN 2055-7671 http://dsh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/12/02/llc.fqu004.
- António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – ‘TEI4LdoD: Textual Encoding and Social Editing in Web 2.0 Environments’, Fabio Ciotti and Arianna Ciula, eds., The Linked TEI: Text Encoding in the Web: TEI Conference and Members Meeting 2013, Book of Abstracts, DIGILAB, Università La Sapienza, Roma, 2013, pp. 119-126. ISBN 978-88-6507-542-5. http://digilab2.let.uniroma1.it/teiconf2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/book-abstracts.pdf
- António Rito Silva and Manuel Portela – ‘Social Edition 4 The Book of Disquiet: The Disquiet of Experts with Common Users’, Matthias Korn, Tommaso Colombino, and Myriam Lewkowicz, eds. ECSCW 2013: Adjunct Proceedings The 13th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, 2013, pp. 45-50. ISSN 0105-8517. http://cs.au.dk/~mkorn/ECSCW_2013_Adjunct_Proceedings-web.pdf
- António Rito Silva
- David Duarte (MSc on Annotation System for Software Architecture)
- Pedro Martins (MSc on the Synthesis of Taxonomies in the LdoD Archive)
- José Raposo (MSc on LdoD Visualization)
- Miguel Cruz (MSc on LdoD Modularization)
- Gonçalo Marques (MSc on LdoD Crowdsourcing and Gamification)
- Duarte Oliveira (MSc on LdoD Social Media Aware Editions)
- André Santos (MSc on Advanced Query and Navigation for Digital Humanities)
- Catarina Santana (MSc on a Platform for the Analysis and Synthesis of Software Architecture Descriptions)