Public Domain Modern English Search
DoyAdvefor Doyle, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes). Partial IDs are permitted and result in searches across several works (e.g,
Doyfor Doyle). Please use
allto search all works simultaneously. Restricted searches will not generate results faster than searches of the entire collection.
This is an experimental service providing dynamic access to a large and growing collection of texts in SGML using the TEI "pocket" DTD for markup. A preliminary stylesheet and navigator are also available for the TEI DTD. Texts have been encoded locally from publicly accessible text collections (e.g., Online Book Initiative), gathered from SGML text collections (e.g., Oxford Text Archive), or contributed individuals (e.g, Jeffery Triggs, North American Reading Program, OED).
The texts are stored as a single collection using the markup as the foundation for the database structure and access and Open Text's PAT as the search engine. Currently, the collection is approximately 100Mb. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan). Support is provided to University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students. An article on an early implementation of this system is available online.