Descartes-TEI: Conversion development environment for converting the Descartes Corpus.

D. Roorda (Developer), Erik-Jan Bos

Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareScientific


Dataconversion for NWO project Circulation of Knowledge.
This conversion is specific to the letters of Descartes.
Source format
the JapAM edition: plain unicode text with line numbers
illustrations in gif taken from Oeuvres de Descartes, Adam and Tannery, 1911
Target format
(pseudo) TEI, plus TeX-typeset formulas in gif, plus extra symbols in gif/png, plus same illustrations in gif.

The Descartes letters were part of this project, which also contains letters by Hugo Grotius, Constantijn Huygens, Christiaan Huygens, Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek and others.

The result of the project is the ePistolarium an online environment to do research on these letters.

The data has been archived at DANS, and is Open Access available since 16 December 2013: The archived CKCC dataset at DANS has the persistent identifier urn:nbn:nl:ui:13-scpm-ji.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • conversion, TEI, Descartes, Letters


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