We have been building the CroALa Index Locorum for three months now, and the end is in sight. Our working corpus is ready; it includes five Croatian Latin texts, two prose works — a funeral speech by Nikola Modruški from 1474 and a history of South-Eastern Europe by Ludovik Crijević Tubero, finished after 1522 — as well as three poetic texts, a mythological epic by Jakov Bunić (1490) and collected poems by Ilija Crijević (1463-1520) and Marko Marulić (1450-1524). Each of these works exists in a special XML edition tokenized to the level of words; each word has been assigned its own unique CTS URN address.
Looking at what we have learned (and what we’re still learning), the stuff seems to fall into one of three categories. There were technical problems to be solved, linked data infrastructure and sources that we were lucky to be able to build on and reuse, and conceptual issues — the main cause of our collective headaches and just-don’t-get-into-metaphysics agonies during meetings. Below are highlights from each category for you to choose according to preferences and inclinations.