The Annotation of Liber Abbaci, a Domain-Specific Latin Resource

Francesco Grotto, Rachele Sprugnoli, Margherita Fantoli, Maria Simi, Flavio Massimiliano Cecchini, Marco Carlo Passarotti

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The Liber Abbaci (13th century) is a milestone in the history of mathematics and accounting. Due to the late stage of Latin, its features and its very specialized content, it also represents a unique resource for scholars working on Latin corpora. In this paper we present the annotation and linking work carried out in the frame of the project Fibonacci 1202-2021. A gold-standard lemmatization and part-ofspeech tagging allow us to elaborate some first observations on the linguistic and historical features of the text, and to link the text to the Lila Knowledge Base, that has as its goal to make distributed linguistic resources for Latin interoperable by following the principles of the Linked Data paradigm. Starting from this specific case, we discuss the importance of annotating and linking scientific and technical texts, in order to (a) compare and search them together with other (non-technical) Latin texts (b) train, apply and evaluate NLP resources on a non-standard variety of Latin. The paper also describes the fruitful interaction and coordination between NLP experts and traditional Latin scholars on a project requiring a large range of expertise.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteProceedings of the Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2021). Milan, Italy, January 26-28, 2022
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021
EventoEighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics - MILANO -- ITA
Durata: 26 gen 202228 gen 2022


ConvegnoEighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics


  • Fibonacci
  • Latin
  • Linguistic Linked Data
  • Linguistic Resources


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