I'd like to invite you to have a look at, and tell us what you think about,
WordHoard, a project that Northwestern Academic Technologies is developing
under a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
WordHoard at the moment consists of two Java applications, WordHoard Reader
and WordHoard Calculator, which you can download from
At the moment WordHoard gives you access to lemmatized and
morphosyntactically tagged texts of Chaucer and Shakespeare, more
particularly Larry Benson's Riverside Chaucer and the Nameless Shakespeare,
which has its roots in the Globe Shakespeare and went through several hands
at Perseus and Northwestern.
You can read more about the goals of WordHoard at
We're halfway through the development cycle, but things are still changing
on a weekly basis. This summer we will add Spenser and Early Greek epic.
WordHoard will eventually include a collaborative annotation module. With
luck a prototype of this will also appear by the end of the summer.