Coptic SCRIPTORIUM Corpora & URN Resolver

About this interface

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM provides Coptic texts for reading, analysis, and complex searches. The texts are citable and accessible through stable URNs, such as for Shenoute's work Not Because a Fox Barks. This application will provide the most recent version of our documents in the formats currently available for each text. If you know the URN for the material you seek, please enter it in the box above. You may also find documents by using the filters on the menu above or using the search box to look for authors, works or manuscripts.

If you wish to read Coptic texts, you can view individual documents online (in HTML) in various visualizations. We also provide links to our corpora in our search tool ANNIS, as well as data files in TEI XML, PAULA XML, and ANNIS formats. This web application provides the most recent version of the data. Previous versions are available on GitHub.

Documentation beneath the text provides information about it, including the version and date of publication online.


Documentation on our part of speech tagging

Citation guidelines for citing these documents

Example queries for ANNIS search tool.

A video tutorial, especially for ANNIS.

A brief video tutorial explaining the texts, data model, and basic queries from Fall 2014.