Guests: Gernot Höflechner, Robert Lichtensteiner & Christof Sirk

Photo of Robert, Gernot and ChristofGernot HöflechnerRobert Lichtensteiner and Christof Sirk from the University of Graz drove all the way from Austria to Leipzig to talk to us about their Latin Language Toolkit, a parser known as Prometheus. Built from scratch to avoid dependencies on external libraries and third parties, the tool tokenises and analyses text, colour coding parts of speech, identifying clauses and ultimately generating games and exercises for Latin students to use and play with as part of their language learning experience. While currently dealing with prose only, the intention is to extend Prometheus‘ functionality to Latin poetry as well.

Once fully developed, Prometheus will be used to support Latin research and teaching.

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