Digital Glossary of Greek Birds: A Discovery and Outreach Tool
Classical and Medieval Studies and Digital and Computational Studies invited the community to a talk on “The Digital Glossary of Greek Birds: A Discovery and Outreach Tool” on March 22, 2019.
This talk was given by Marie-Claire Beaulieu (Classics) and Anthony Bucci (Comuter Science) from Tufts University.
This interdisciplinary team sought to revitalized Glossary of Greek Birds (1895) by D’Arcy Thompson, who combined his expertise in biology with his passion for the classics by matching ancient Greek bird names with modern scientific identifications. Ms. Beaulieu and Mr. Bucci created a complete digital edition enhanced with discovery tools, based on Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), that showed the user connections that are latent in the work and that can prompt new research questions. The digital Glossary will serve as a reference work on ancient bird mythology and folklore and a springboard to explore Greek culture in general.