TEXTNET: Tracing Exemplars & Traditions using Network Evolutionary Techniques

Between 2000 and 2003, the STEMMA project team carried out research on the use of phylogenetic methods in investigating large manuscript traditions. It soon became evident that contamination was a major problem in the transmission of texts and that it was important to explore other techniques that might be more successful in dealing with it. TEXTNET will explore network and associated methods for phylogenetic analysis which are more effective in recognizing the occurrence of contamination, and identifying where it has occurred. Some of these methods should also allow scholars to deal with fragmentary texts more effectively.
We would like to thank all the people that are contacting us to contribute to this project. If you are working with a large textual tradition (ten or more witnesses) and you would like to have your data processed using networking methods, you can contact H. Windram in the department of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.