[open-linguistics] New and extended MultiTree

Robert Forkel xrotwang at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 19 08:42:30 UTC 2016

Congrats for getting this online!
Just a quick question: Is new.multitree.org going to be the final domain
name, i.e. can URLs like the one you have given be considered stable?

On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 4:20 AM, Damir Cavar <dcavar at me.com> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> We were working hard on MultiTree over the last two years. We were
> rebuilding a new system that would free us from a dependency to
> Java-plugins in browsers. The software has been redeveloped to use only
> compatible technologies that would allow us to use multi-tree on all modern
> operating systems and browsers, including tablets and mobile phones.
> MultiTree provides a unique approach to historical linguistic research,
> representing the most complete collection of language relationship
> hypotheses in a user-friendly, visually-appealing, and interactive format.
> Not only is it fun and informative, but it is a useful resource that
> gathers scholarly work and makes it accessible to academics and the public
> alike.
> MultiTree is also an innovative tool for typological analysis, especially
> among lesser-known languages. It facilitates interdisciplinary
> collaboration with linguists to reach more accurate conclusions about human
> language, culture, and history.
> We are glad to announce that there are new visualizations available for
> the trees. Please, take a look at the Indo-European Composite Tree:
> http://new.multitree.org/trees/id/19655
> You will see on the left the bibliographic entry where this tree was taken
> from (read from the book or text, put manually into a digital data
> structure, and then visualized in a graph).
> If you select the "View" button, you will not see new views like:
> - Infovis
> - Partition
> - Pack
> etc.
> We are grateful to all people who were involved and helped us making this
> possible, our graduate assistants at LINGUIST List, Lwin Moe, our
> tech-person, and all interns who participated in the LINGUIST List summer
> activities in 2015 and 2016: Chloe Chen, Noah Kaufman, Louis Dunham, and
> many others.
> The interface is not ready yet, it is not perfect, but it is usable and
> stable.
> You can add your own data to this system. We can show you how you can
> contribute.
> We would be happy to integrate this system in the LLOD enterprise!
> Sincerely
> Malgosia Cavar and Damir Cavar
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> Dr. Damir Cavar
> Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics
> Department of Linguistics
> Indiana University
> http://cavar.me/damir/
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