The e-MED Text
- Source of the electronic text
- Volumes A-P have been re-keyed from the printed MED.
- Volumes Q-T have been converted from MED word-processing files, when available.
- Volumes U-Z are being entered by the MED directly in SGML.
- Corresponds very closely to the printed text.
- Entire dictionary A-W(1) complete to a usable level of encoding.
- B-V online now; the rest to follow in May 1999.
- Online version, corresponding to 101 fascicles of the print Dictionary, or about 13,160 pages, contains approximately 48,000 entries, 71,000 major senses, and 787,000 quotations, of which 401,000 have been linked to the corresponding entries in the HyperBibliography.
- New production (U-Z) is added to e-MED simultaneous with print publication, 1998-2001.
- SGML-encoded using a subset of the TEI Dictionaries module.
- Denser encoding added in layers, with potential for further encoding later.
- Bibliographically harmonized and interlinked with the HyperBibliography.
- Searching the MED's vast collection of analyzed Middle English.
- Accessing the MED's work in ways impossible with the print Dictionary.
- Interlinking with other MEC components and with external resources.
- Revising the MED as information appears and opportunity permits.
e-MED Conversion Progress