[okfn-discuss] Work on Open Shakespeare/Milton and upgrading openshakespeare.org

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Aug 21 15:46:33 BST 2008


Iain Emsley have been working away on Open Shakespeare/Milton related 
things over the last few months and we have now completed a fair number 
of major improvements with more to come in the near future. In 
particular we now have implemented:

   * Major refactoring of internal code to be cleaner and simpler
   * A new cleaner and reorganized web interface
   * Search support via Xapian
   * Statistical analysis and graphing

Even more importantly Iain's work on the Milton side of things has 
indicated the need for us to try to factor out a reusable core which can 
then be plugged together with particular sets of texts to form 
individual Open Shakespeare, Open Milton, Open etc instances (for anyone 
interested most of the discussion about this has been on okfn-help, sign 
up or browser at http://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/okfn-help/

In the mean-time I plan to upgrade the current online Open Shakespeare 
service (which runs off the web interface part of the shakespeare 
package) which currently lives at:


At the same time I think it will make sense to relocate this at


While moving the current blog living at that address to:


If anyone has any objections or can think of any good reasons not to do 
this let me know. If I don't hear anything I'll be doing the upgrade 
some time in the next couple of days.



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