A.3. The Harvard-Kyoto Classics Project with Vedic Literature

The academic work done with XML is varied in many ways and is still in its exploratory stages. An international collaboration between Dr. Michael Witzel of Harvard University and colleagues at Kyoto University, Japan, led by H. Nakani and M. Tokunaga, is working to reconstruct an entire catalogue of the classics of Asian, East Asian, and South Asian sacred literature under the title “Towards a Reconstitution of Classical Studies.” It will be done in XML with unprecedented complexity, richness of links, and other aspects of XML technology.

A multitude of ancient texts have been entered into computer formats over the past decades, beginning with the valiant and noble efforts of Lehman ...

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