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2006 Second IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (e-Science'06) (2006)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec. 4, 2006 to Dec. 6, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2734-5
pp: 133
Peter Gietz , DAASI International, Tubingen
Andreas Aschenbrenner , SUB Gottingen
Stefan Budenbender , Universitat Trier
Fotis Jannidis , Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Marc W. Kuster , Fachhochschule Worms
Christoph Ludwig , Fachhochschule Worms
Wolfgang Pempe , Saphor, Tubingen
Thorsten Vitt , Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Werner Wegstein , Universitat Wurzburg
Andrea Zielinski , Institut fur Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
TextGrid is a new Grid project in the framework of the German D-Grid initiative, with the aim to deploy Grid technologies for humanities scholars working on historical (German) texts. Its two roots, humanities computing and eScience (Grid computing used by research together with modern communication technologies), are the basis for TextGrid to provide pioneer work in eHumanities. After summarizing Humanities Computing and modern network technologies, community expectations in the fields of philological edition and other application areas are set forth, from which functional requirements such as modularity, distribution, etc. are distilled. The first version of the TextGrid architecture was designed in accordance with these requirements, and focuses on openness by standard conformance and encapsulation. It provides storage Grid services via a pure Web Services interface to dedicated Web Services tools for different aspects of text processing, analysis and retrieval. This platform aims to provide easily usable tools for scholars, but also specifies interfaces for external program developers to add functionality.

W. Wegstein et al., "TextGrid and eHumanities," 2006 Second IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (e-Science'06)(ESCIENCE), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006, pp. 133.
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