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Thanks to the support of y’all, I have been able to implement the first renditions of a “browser” against EEBO with all of its TEI goodness:

  I have begun creating a “browser” against content from EEBO-TCP
  in the same way I have created a browser against worksets from
  the HathiTrust. The goal is to provide “distant reading” services
  against subsets of the Early English poetry and prose. You can
  see these fledgling efforts against a complete set of Richard
  Baxter’s works. Baxter was an English Puritan church leader,
  poet, and hymn-writer. [1, 2, 3]...

  The EEBO-TCP Workset Browser is not as mature as my HathiTrust
  Workset Browser, but it is coming along. [15] Next steps include:
  calculating an integer denoting the number of pages in an item,
  implementing a Web-based search interface to a subset’s full text
  as well as metadata, putting the source code (written in Python
  and Bash) on GitHub. After that I need to: identify more robust
  ways to create subsets from the whole of EEBO, provide links to
  the raw TEI/XML as well as HTML versions of items, implement
  quite a number of cosmetic enhancements, and most importantly,
  support the means to compare & contrast items of interest in each
  subset. Wish me luck?

   1. Richard Baxter (the person) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter
   2. Richard Baxter (works) – http://bit.ly/ebbo-browser-baxter-works
   3. Richard Baxter (analysis of works) – http://bit.ly/eebo-browser-baxter-analysis
  15. HathiTrust Workset Browser – https://github.com/ericleasemorgan/HTRC-Workset-Browser


For more detail, please see the blog posting — http://bit.ly/emorgan-eebo-browser

Again, thank you very much. Fun!

—
Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame