3DH and forTEXT

CATMA is closely integrated with two other projects conducted by our Hamburg team:

  • 3DH is a 3-year pilot project for the preparation of a larger research co-operation in a second phase. 3DH focuses on the dynamic visualization and exploration of Humanities data from a DH perspective, and with particular emphasis on 3D-visualizations. In our approach the “third dimension” is not necessarily that of the traditional geometric z-axis used to create the illusion of an object in space; rather, it is the dimension of subjectivity and interpretation that we want to add to the visual representation of data. This ties in with CATMA’s emphasis on the hermeneutic nature of text annotation and markup. Work on 3DH began in April 2016. The project is funded by the Hamburg Ministry of Science, Research and Equality.
  • forTEXT is a 3-year DFG-funded project which aims to build a comprehensive platform for digital text studies. The express goal of forTEXT is to make digital methods available in a low entry-level mode, making the DH methods paradigm accessible to text researchers who have hitherto remained sceptical about the affordances that digital methods can offer them in their own research – particularly where its focus is on qualitative, heremeneutic problems. Work on forTEXT commenced in February 2017.


The Digital Library of Late-Antique Latin Texts is planning to offer a complete database of late-antique authors and works. All texts can be downloaded freely and are thus available to be analyzed in CATMA. CATMA will offer an import facility for the digilibTL TEI format.

The Eric-Project by Tuomo Toljamo

Under the supervision of Lisa-Lena Opas-Hänninen, Tuomo Toljamo (both Oulu University, Finland) has developed an add-on for CATMA that enables the integrated analysis of video and soundtrack together with annotated subtitles.

Download and furter information

Research with the support of Eri


Voyant is a web-based text analysis environment. It is planned to integrate some of Voyant’s rich visualization tools into CATMA and to enable Voyant to take advantage of the Markup produced with CATMA.