TLA Development

Version history

  • 6/27/2024:
    • Web app: v2.1.4, improvements
      (Improved:) ID search merged;
      (Corrected:) Bug fixes concerning relations w/o IDs.
    • Text corpus: v18, unchanged
  • 5/16/2024:
    • Web app: v2.1.3, improvements
      (Improved:) Collocation search also possible for three (different) lemmata, completion of log metadata for texts and objects, lemma search results that are sorted by dating are now sorted secondarily by name, reference to texts/objects PDF on the search page;
      (Corrected:) incorrect display of “Is a secondary inscription”, highlight of searched lemmata also in block view;
      (New:) Sorting of lemma attestations by dating, display of attestation frequency in the lemma search results list.
    • Text corpus: v18, unchanged
  • 11/24/2023:
    • Web app: v2.1.2, improvements
      (Improved:) List of glossing abbreviations;
      (Updated:) Information on corpus, authors, bibliography;
      (Changed:) Counting of sentence reading variants now decimal, license information,
      (New:) List of metadata thesauri.
    • Text corpus: v18, expanded
  • 11/3/2023:
    • Web app: v2.1.1, improvements
      (Improved:) Bugfix: sentence reading variant enumeration.
    • Text corpus: v17, unchanged
  • 10/13/2023:
    • Web app: v2.1.0, improvements
      (New:) Text content page, comments to sentences (yet without indication of scope), sentence token ID lookup;
      (Changed:) Change of citation of sentence reading variants (permanent IDs/URLs can be guaranteed only for the sentence, not reliably for its individual reading variants);
      (Improved:) Metadata on text/object pages complete, linking of text/object metadata with thesaurus pages, more consistency in metadata/link icons.
    • Text corpus: v17, unchanged (Note: By mistake, only sentence comments from before 2015 are present in this corpus edition.)
  • 8/8/2023:
    • Web app: v2.0.2.1, improvements
      Addition of metadata on text object page, placeholder strings in search form.
    • Text corpus: v17, unchanged
  • 7/12/2023:
    • Web app: v2.0.2, improvements
      Basis lemma collocation search, addition and reorganization of metadata on text page and text object page, addition of file creation date, improvement of computation of attestation frequency (sentences) on lemma page, various labels/terms.
    • Text corpus: v17, unchanged
  • 12/15/2022:
    • Web app: v2.0[.]1, improvements
      Citation notes, authors' list, development plan, smartphone layout, external references, Unicode keyboard, text path, information notes, Trismegistos links, labels.
    • Text corpus: v17, unchanged
  • 10/31/2022:
    • Web app: v2.0, development package 1
    • Text corpus: v17

Comparison of legacy vs. new TLA, with development perspectives

Legacy TLA (v1.x)New TLA (v2.x)
New/extended/improved information
Lemmata: Hieroglyphs✓ (JSesh MdC)✓ (Unicode, JSesh MdC)
Lemmata: computed attestation time span in the TLA corpus
Lemmata: Nominal classes
Lemmata: English translation equivalentspartly (hiero. only)completed (hiero. only)
Lemmata: French translation equivalentspartly (hiero. only)partly (hiero. only)
Lemmata: comments✓ (esp. medical texts)
Lemmata: linking composites/parts (ḥm-nṯr > ḥm, ...)✓ (Demotic only)
Sentences/sentence words: comments✓ (scope: sentence)(✓) (scope: sentence; spec. of
scope to come (medium priority))
Sentences/sentence words: annotationsto come (medium priority)
Sentence words: hieroglyphs(✓) (JSesh MdC; few)✓ (JSesh-MdC; many)
Sentence words: word class
Sentence words: grammatical annotation✓ (BTS, LMG)
Sentence words: contextual meaning(✓) (for searched lemma only)
Texts/objects: authorship✓ (main author)✓ (main author, further editors)
Texts/objects: comments/annotationsto come (medium priority)
Content comes with free license(✕) (separate raw data publications)
Content of the legacy TLA(✓) (except for Edfu project texts,
these in the legacy TLA only)
Digital references
References to DZA✓ (website internal)✓ (reference to legacy TLA
for the time being)
References to other digital projects✓ (few)✓ (more)
Basic functionalities
Lemma search: via transcription, word class, bibliography
Lemma search: transcription encoding typeMdCUnicode, MdC
Lemma search: incl. hierarchyto come (medium priority)
Lemma search: incl. composites (ḥm > ḥm-nṯr, ...)to come (medium priority)
Root search; Lemma search: via root transcription
Lemma search result: sorting
Lemma collocation search✓ (simple), distance spec.
to come (medium priority)
Sentence search (transliteration, grammar, translation, ...)to come (low priority)
Hieroglyph search, sentencesto come (medium priority)
Hieroglyph search, lemma spelling(low priority)
Lemma pages✓ (stable IDs)✓ (citable)
Single sentence pages✓ (citable)
Occurences list
Occurences list: sorting
Text pages: metadata✓ (citable)
Text pages: text content (sentences)
0bject page
Text/object tree/browser(✓) (PDF)
Text/object search(✓) (name only)to come (high priority)
Thesaurus entry pages✓ (citable)
Word statistics(low priority)
Collocation analysis(low priority)
Lexical gravity
Persistent lemma IDs/URLs
Look up lemma ID(✓) (via URL)
Persistent sentence/sentence word IDs/URLs
Look up sentence ID
Look up sentence word ID
Persistent text/object IDs/URLs
Look up text/object ID
Persistent thesaurus entry IDs/URLs
Look up thesaurus entry ID
Content persistently verifiableto come: raw data publication
(low priority)
Web application languagesDE, ENDE, EN; perspectively more
Smartphone compatibility (responsive design)
Print support (layout)
Citation assistance on pages
Share functionality
Feedback formto come (medium priority)
Free licensing of dataSee here.
Transcription in Unicode
Hieroglyphs in Unicode✓ (lemmata; for sentences,
experimental, in preparation)
Additional resources
Wb. browser✓ (website-internal)✕ (usage in legacy TLA for the time being)
Vormanuskript browser✓ (website-internal)✕ (usage in legacy TLA for the time being)
DZA browser✓ (website-internal)✕ (usage in legacy TLA for the time being)

Known issues

For a list of known issues, see here.