2004

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0362  Monday, 9 February 2004

From:           Eric M. Johnson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 9 Feb 2004 00:09:11 -0500
Subject:        New Web site: Open Source Shakespeare

Hello, all --

Although I am new to the SHAKSPER list, I would like to make a shameless
plug for my Web site project, called Open Source Shakespeare, or OSS for
short. As of Friday, all of Shakespeare's works are on the site, ready
to be searched and browsed. The address is
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org.

The site has a summary of the project, so I won't elaborate too much. I
have seen some messages asking about concordances, and right now OSS can
function as a poor-man's concordance by doing a search on one keyword.
However, this week I intend to release a concordance function that will
show how many times a word form is used, and by clicking on it you will
be able to see that word form in its context(s).

Upcoming features include the ability to search by word stems (so a
search for "play" will return "plays," "playing," and "played") and
phonetic values. The site has been averaging 20-40 visits a day, and
many of them are from actual people and not search engine spiders.
Please feel free to send me comments, and link to the site if you can --
I'll be happy to reciprocate on my own links page.

Regards,
Eric Johnson

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