Tendon has grown out of my doctoral research needs. It currently includes modules for performing the following: (1) Convert plain text transcriptions to JSON files for use in the Collation Editor (see below); (2) Compile the text from multiple single-verse JSON files into one plain text document; (3) Convert a Markdown-like encoded transcription to TEI; (4) Convert TEI transcription into JSON files for use in the Collation Editor; (5) Combine the single verse collation output files of the Collation Editor into chapter and book length files; (6) Reformat the Collation Editor output to be compatible with the open-cbgm; (7) View TEI encoded transcriptions using the IGNTP stylesheet; (8) Provide a simple interface for configuring the Collation Editor; (9) Provide a user-friendly interface for the open-cbgm; (10) Export the output of the Collation Editor as a fully formatted DOCX critical apparatus suitable for publication.
Tutorial and installation instructions
The IGNTP has adopted and adapted TEI.
This is a module included with Tendon for producing TEI transcriptions with a limited and simplified set of Markdown encodings.
The OTE is a browser-based WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) word processor that enables a user to create TEI formatted transcriptions in an environment more like Microsoft Word than a code text editor.
A powerful tool for identifying and visualizing multiple texts. While it can output an apparatus encoded in JSON or XML, it is most useful for ad hoc comparisons. It is not suitable for large text critical projects on its own.
The CE is both a graphical interface and extension of CollateX. The CE uses CollateX to produce initial text alignment, but the CE then enables the user to edit the collation. The CE produces an XML collation file. Input transcription files must be JSON formatted.
This is an app that takes TEI transcriptions that were created with the OTE or with "MarkdownTEI" and converts them to JSON transcription files that are compatible with the CE.
This is a browser-based web app. After a user uploads a collation file output of the CE, Apparatus Explorer visualizes the collation as an ECM-style apparatus. The app also enables the user to edit genealogical relationships between readings. This is an ideal midway step between collation and the open-cbgm.
Gerd Mink developed the first implementation. Initially unavailable outside of ECM-related work, the data and interface are now available for anyone to edit.
The open-cbgm was developed by Joey McCollum to be a “Fast, compact, open-source, TEI-compliant C++ implementation of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method.” It performs the same functions as Gerd Mink’s implementation, but with additional flexibility. It is also the only implementation that is readily available and in which anyone can input their own collation data. The collation output files of the CE work well in the open-cbgm (after they have been cleaned up using either the Apparatus Explorer or Tendon).