The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) aims to collect, maintain and make available images, text, and metadata of all artifacts inscribed with the cuneiform script. Lots of temporal information can be gathered from cuneiform artifacts, from the dating of the object to specific dates at which events happened in the text. In concert with the ongoing rewrite of the CDLI codebase (“CDLI Framework update”), this project will result in the extension and improvement of the current data model for temporal information, by structuring the data in a new, richer model which will enable the full utilization of relationship among these data. The new structure will be exploited so artifacts can be searched and displayed based on this temporal information and in a granular manner.


Sameer Sengar


  • Jayanth
  • Saurabh Trikande
  • Emilie Page-Perron