Project Title: Medieval Iberia through Pelagios Common
Awardees: Gimena del Rio Riande, Elena González-Blanco García, Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón, Ma. Luisa Diez Platas
Home Institution: Laboratorio de Innovación de Humanidades Digitales (LINHD), Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Project Overview: This project’s aim is to extend Pelagios into the Mediaeval Iberian worl, identifying placenames from a very important source for Spanish Philology: the Biblioteca Digital de Textos del Español Antiguo (BIDTEA, Hispanic Seminary of Mediaeval Studies-University of Wisconsin-Madison), concentrating on the Documentos Castellanos de Alfonso X* and the regions of Andalucía, Galicia, León, Murcia, Castilla la Nueva and Castilla la Vieja.
The project has two main objectives:
- to contribute to the extension of Pelagios by adding Mediaeval Iberian placenames.
- to develop a framework for the knowledge extraction of Mediaeval Iberian placenames in reliable and verifiable digital sources in Spanish. Mediaeval Iberian placenames are not easy to identify and locate. Not only is there no Spanish/Iberian gazetteer with which to identify geographical places from such literary sources or map them to current geography; at present there is no system in place to regularise the names used in the surviving texts, which contain many phonetic and linguistic variations.