• The open-cbgm Library: Design and Demonstration

    Author(s):
    Joey McCollum (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Biblical Studies, Digital Humanists, New Testament
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Bible. New Testament, Criticism, Textual, Software architecture
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
    Meeting Org.:
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Meeting Loc.:
    Boston, MA
    Meeting Date:
    9 December 2020
    Tag(s):
    New Testament textual criticism, Software design
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/04rg-st35
    Abstract:
    The open-cbgm library is an open-source software implementation of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) designed with customizability and performance on large-scale collations in mind. The library is free to use or modify and has been tested on real data from the Editio Critica Maior (ECM) of the New Testament. This presentation first offers a summary treatment of the library's features and optimizations. Special attention is given to the topic of specifying and modifying local stemmata in the input files. Changes made from existing CBGM implementations and their justifications are also discussed. Finally, the usage and speed of the library's modules are demonstrated in a walkthrough of constructing and revising the local stemmata of variants and the global stemma of witnesses for 3 John. In this practical demonstration, the library not only handles the unprecedented task of constructing a complete global stemma for a New Testament book, but does so in a matter of seconds.
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