[Lingtyp] EvoBib: A Bibliographic Database and Quote Collection

John Du Bois dubois at ucsb.edu
Sun Oct 13 23:22:44 UTC 2019

Sounds like fun.
For the quote section, how about adding a "browse" function, or even just a
randomly generated "quote of the day"?

John W. Du Bois
Professor of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106
dubois at ucsb.edu

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 11:19 AM Mattis List <mattis.list at lingpy.org> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> My personal bibliographic database and collection of quotes in the
> literature has just been officially released (by me, in version 1.0.0),
> and I thought that this tool, or maybe also simply the idea behind it,
> might be of interest for some of you, which is why I share it here.
> http://bibliography.lingpy.org
> What the tool essentially does is offering references from the diverse
> quantitative/qualitative literature concerning language comparison from
> a cross-linguistic perspective.
> The reference browser contains my personal collection of quotes that I
> regularly assemble whenever reading a text, in order to be able to use
> it later in publications, or to quickly look up, who said what.
> Thus, if you want to look on what August Schleicher said about language
> trees, you can look up his famous quote (not yet translated, I do that
> step by step, whenever I find time), you can just open the following
> URL: http://bibliography.lingpy.org/?idf=473
> In this way, one can also share quotes from the literature in discussion
> with colleagues.
> All data is also shared on Zenodo (but I delete all personal comments
> from it, as these are only for my personal work), and a few of you may
> find themselves in the collection.
> If you are interested in the general idea of collecting quotes from the
> literature in this form, feel free to get in touch with me. I do not
> have ambitions to make it an open system, as I also lack the
> possibilities to run everything, but if some of you have their own
> collections, I would be interested in sharing experiences, and the like
> (and the code is of course online on github:
> https://github.com/lingpy/evobib).
> All the best,
> Mattis
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