This proposal outlines a suite of tools to assist researchers working with the numeric component of CDLI accounting corpora. This includes an extension to the CDLI search feature which will allow users to search for documents based on the quantity of items they record. Also included are visualizations of the numeric data, such as the distribution of values associated with different counted objects; the distribution of different number systems; and correlations between number systems and counted objects. These tools will present the information hosted by the CDLI in a more accessible format by converting transcribed cuneiform numerals into interactive graphics with arabic numerals. This will open the data to a wider audience by reducing the need for domain expertise to interpret the data. Experts will also benefit from seeing summary statistics about the corpora and graphs highlighting trends which may not be apparent from manual inspection of the texts.


Logan Born


  • Maxim Ionov