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    Appropriate Use Case modeling for humanities documents

    Teehan, Aja and Keating, John (2010) Appropriate Use Case modeling for humanities documents. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25 (4). pp. 381-391. ISSN 0268-1145

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    This article details a modeling methodology that is appropriate for historical, functional documents that are to be digitally represented and hosted within a software environment for humanities research. The functionality is derived from Use Case modeling that can be undertaken in consultation with the User Group. The Use Cases are an expression of the whole-system model as they embody the interaction of User, with the document, in the software environment. The encoding mechanism largely practiced within the humanities computing community is represented by the TEI, which seeks to provide a set of guidelines for encoding humanities documents. However, TEI offers no guidance in relation to creating an encoding of a document that is supportive of the software environment that will host it, the interaction mechanisms required, or the User. We argue that modeling with recourse to the Logical, the Physical and the Interaction classes enables not just the generation of an appropriate encoding scheme, but also the software to manipulate it. We situate Use Case methodology within Activity Theory and relate this to the humanities computing community. The argument is framed in relation to the creation of a digital edition of an 18th century Spanish Account Book manuscript.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Humanities; Digital; Digital humanities; Linguistics; Literature; Use cases; Use case modelling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 12355
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    Depositing User: Dr. John Keating
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 15:24
    Journal or Publication Title: Literary and Linguistic Computing
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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