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Q6.4 Are there Italian texts available on Internet?


This article is from the Italy FAQ, by Gianluigi Sartori gg@angel.stanford.edu, Paolo Fiorini fiorini@telerobotics.jpl.nasa.gov with numerous contributions by others.

Q6.4 Are there Italian texts available on Internet?

Last modified: June 17 1993

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For the past four years, Georgetown University's Center for Text &
Technology (CTT), under the aegis of the Academic Computer Center,
has been compiling a directory of projects that create and analyze
electronic text in the humanities. A relational database
accessible via the Internet, Georgetown's Catalogue of Projects in
Electronic Text (CPET) includes information on more than 350
projects throughout the world.

Now digests of project information -- organized by humanities
discipline and by language of the electronic text -- can be read,
searched, and retrieved by means of the Internet's protocols for
Gopher and anonymous FTP. There are digests for 40 different
languages, as well as for linguistics, literature, philosophy,
biblical studies, and a variety of others, ranging from Medieval
and Renaissance studies to Archaeology, African studies, and

Once inside the main Gopher directory, look for CPET files under:
Other Gopher and Information Servers
North America
Washington, DC
Georgetown University

On the Georgetown server look into the directory
CPET_PROJECTS_IN_ELECTRONIC_TEXT, where you will find the following
files and subdirectories:

1. CPET_DIGESTS_INTRODUCTION.TXT (information on the digests)
2. CPET_INTRODUCTION.TXT (information on the CPET database)
3. CPET_USER_GUIDE.TXT (how to access the on-line database)
4. DIGESTS_DISCIPLINES.DIR (digests organized by discipline)
5. DIGESTS_LANGUAGES.DIR (digests organized by language)

The digests are arranged in a similar structure in Georgetown's FTP
server. To survey the digests, first enter the following command
from your system prompt:

ftp guvax.georgetown.edu (or ftp

When requested, login with the username ANONYMOUS and a password
according to the formula YOURNAME@YOURSITE.

Once within GUVAX, at the ftp prompt change directories as follows:

ftp> cd cpet_projects_in_electronic_text

Then if you then enter a directory command -- DIR -- you will find
the same files and subdirectories that are described in the
directions on gopher.

If you have any questions or comments on this service, or would
like to learn more about CPET and Georgetown's Center for Text and
Technology, please contact the address below.

Georgetown Catalogue of Projects in Electronic Text (CPET)
Center for Text & Technology
Academic Computer Center, Reiss 238
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 USA
tel: 202-687-6096 fax: 202-687-6003

Contacts: Paul Mangiafico, CPET Project Assistant
Dr. Michael Neuman, Director, Center for Text & Technology


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