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Computer-assisted Methods of Stemmatic Analysis

Robinson, Peter M. W.; O'Hara, Robert J.

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  "publisher": "Office for Humanities Communication", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3940641", 
  "container_title": "Canterbury Tales Project Occasional Papers I", 
  "title": "Computer-assisted Methods of Stemmatic Analysis", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Reviews the use made of computer-assisted stemmatic methods by the Canterbury Tales project from 1990 to 1993. The project uses two methods: phylogenetic analysis (here called &quot;Cladistic analysis&quot;), using Swofford&#39;s PAUP program, and database analysis, using an early form of the VBase program, still in use by the Project (as is too PAUP) in 2020. This article gives a fuller account of the work done by the authors on the Old Norse Svipdagsmal tradition, described in their&nbsp;&nbsp;&lsquo;Report on the Textual Criticism Challenge 1991.&rsquo;&nbsp; <em>Bryn Mawr Classical Review</em> 3.4 (1992): 331-37. It also introduces and explains the concept of &#39;Fundamental Witness Groups&quot; which remains central to the Project.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Robinson, Peter M. W."
      "family": "O'Hara, Robert J."
  "page": "53-74", 
  "version": "st", 
  "publisher_place": "London", 
  "type": "chapter", 
  "id": "3940641"
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