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Loceme
The term 'loceme' is used to describe linguistic elements in literary texts that suggest place or movement. This research is to identify locemes and assign them a typology. From this point they can be analysed using web technologies. Researchers can test their hypotheses on how the text operates using these interactive tools. Using web technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL users can see rapid, visual presentations of the archaeology of the text, repeating their queries quickly and easily.

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Welcome to Loceme. In the menu above LOCUS & LOCI launch PHP string searches through a large text corpus. The default corpus is the Pizan Middle French manuscript, London BL Harley Ms 4431. LOCI will display book acronyms.

PDF MOBILE provides the conceptual background.

GLISS uses css to displace words of movement (locemes) in a sample text from the Christine de Pizan manucsript.

ENCODE aims to show how the screen of a web-page can be used to display the spatial plans from the point of view of the I-narrator (l'énonciateur et ses plans spatiaux - Benveniste).

The VICINITY Project examines travel texts on Nantes to uncover hidden heritage places.

LOCEME is in development. Using LAMP technologies, the aim is to distribute the spatial language across the screen display of a web-page using the 0 - 9 encoding diagram shown in ENCODE.

 

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To cite: orcid.org/0000-0003-0791-1985 Mansfield, C. (2015) Loceme - Exploring Space in Text, [online] Available at http://eserve.org.uk/loceme/ DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4257.4726