This booklet files the construction of the Bichitra on-line Tagore Variorum, a publicly accessible database of Rabindranath Tagore's complete works in Bengali and English totaling a few 140,000 pages of basic fabric. Chapters conceal cutting edge elements of the positioning, all replicable in different initiatives: a hyperbibliography; a seek engine and hyperconcordance operating around the database; and a special collation application evaluating variation texts at 3 degrees. There also are chapters at the specified difficulties of processing manuscripts, and on making plans the web site. Early chapters take readers during the historical past of the venture, an outline of Tagore’s works, and the Bengali writing method with the demanding situations of adapting it to digital shape.
The identify Bichitra, meaning "various" in Bengali, alludes either to the good number of Tagore’s works and to their quite a few levels of composition. past their literary excellence, they're remarkable for his or her sheer volume, the variety of variation kinds of a very good many goods, and their afterlife in translation, usually the poet’s personal. Seldom if ever has an analogous author revised his fabric and recast it throughout genres on one of these scale. Tagore received the Nobel Prize in 1913.
By its value-added presentation of this variety of fabric, Bichitra could be a version for destiny databases masking an author’s whole works or different significant corpus of texts. It deals vastly elevated entry to Tagore’s writings, and permits new varieties of examine including computational textual content research. The “book of the web site” exhibits in technical and human phrases how researchers with pursuits in artwork, literature and expertise can collaborate on cultural informatics projects.
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