Research Team Acknowledgements

ncse was a collaboration between Birkbeck, the British Library, King’s College London (Centre for Computing in the Humanities and Department of English), and Olive Software. Below we acknowledge the individuals, institutions and projects that have helped create the resource.

Technical Acknowledgements

The ncse was built using a number of systems and products which must be acknowledged:

Digital Archive and Repository
Olive Software Olive software, upon which the ncse is built, is a provider of digital edition and digital archiving products for the publishing industry.
Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE) Gate is an infrastructure for developing and deploying software components that process human language, developed by the Natural Language Processing Research Group at the University of Sheffield.
UCREL Semantic Analysis System (USAS) USAS is a dictionary-based content analysis tool that automatically links words in running text to one or more semantic categories, developed by the University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language at Lancaster University.
The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) NLTK is a suite of open source Python Modules, data and documentation for research and development in natural language processing.
LingPipe LingPipe is a suite of Java libraries for the linguistic analysis of human language.
Web Publishing Framework
xMod xMod is a publishing application, developed by the Centre for Computing in the Humanites at King's College London that enables humanities scholars to create information-rich websites based on documents encoded in XML using the Text Encoding Initiative’s Guidelines.
Ereuna A search framework based on the high-performance, full-featured text search engine Apache Lucene, and developed by the Centre for Computing in the Humanites. Ereuna facilitates development of search facilities for web applications.
Apache Cocoon Cocoon is a Java-based web development framework built around the concepts of separation of concerns and component-based web development.
Apache Tomcat Tomcat is a free, open-source implementation of Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies developed under the Jakarta project at the Apache Software Foundation.
Saxon Saxon is an open-source XSLT and XQuery processor developed by Michael Kay.
Data Modelling and Storage
The Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration Taxonomy An organised system of iconographic terms tailor-made to describe Victorian visual artifacts, developed at Cardiff University.
MySQL MySQL is an open source relational database offering consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use.
Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) SKOS is a W3C semantic web activity, working to develop specifications and standards to support the use of organisational systems like thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading systems and taxonomies within the framework of the Semantic Web.
UCREL Semantic Analysis System (USAS) Tagset The semantic tagset used by the USAS content analysis tool, and its visual representation, developed by the University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language at Lancaster University.
Programming Languages
Java Technology Java technology is an object-oriented, platform-independent, multithreaded programming environment, developed by Sun Microsystems.
Python Python is an open source object-oriented programming language.