CATMA 4 released

The CATMA team is proud to announce that CATMA 4 is now ready for use. CATMA 4 is implemented as a web application and can be found under the following link:

The release of CATMA 4 entails the relaunch of this website, which is now fit to present the newest version of CATMA. It is to be noted though that, at the moment, not all of the planned features of the application are available yet.

Interdisciplinary cooperation

We are happy to announce a new joint initiative with the research teams of Prof. Angelika Redder and Prof. Kristin Bührig from the HZSK (Hamburg Centre for Speech Corpora, at Hamburg University who – among other – are engaged in the linguistic research of narratives. Our joint focus lies on the transdisciplinary and computer aided research of factual and fictional narratives. We are currently preparing a joint workshop on discipline specific practices in the annotation and exploration of narratives. Our workshop will be open to other researchers with an interest in speech and narrative corpora and is scheduled to take place in July 2012, probably in the context of the upcoming DH 2012.

Talk on tagging time with CATMA in Wuppertal/Germany

Wuppertal’s second narratological panel for postgraduate students “Zeit(en) erzählen. Narrative Verfahren – komplexe Konfigurationen” (July 7-9, 2011) includes the talk “Tagging in a ‘huge meadow of time’ – Analysen der Zeit mit Hilfe des Programmes CATMA” (“Analyses of time with the help of CATMA”) by Lena Schüch. The talk illustrates how the temporal structure of William Faulkner’s short story “A rose for Emily” can be described by using combined queries for tagged relative dates and tenses.

Please click here to see the conference schedule.