Electronic Edition of the Slavic Physiologus (Towards the Application of Computer-Based Methods in the Humanities)
The problems and the drawbacks of traditional editions of medieval Slavic texts may be overcome considerably by taking advantage of computer-based technologies utilizing databases and by publishing them on Internet in the form of electronic editions. There are software solutions that not only allow us to access every single copy of a medieval Cyrillic text but also permit us to conveniently track the smallest variations between all its copies. By entering the whole information contained in the manuscripts into a database we may interpret it in practically unlimited number of combinations that suit various objectives and subsequently analyze it at extreme velocity in accordance with diverse criteria and parameters preliminary set. By disposing the information on the web we may continuously update it and amend it. An effort to such an electronic edition is the new website: Stoykova, Ana. The Slavic Physiologus of the Byzantine Recension: Electronic Text Edition and Comparative Study, 2011, published at addresshttp://physiologus.proab.info/.
2011. no 52, 81-96 p.