Rustaveli goes digital

Shota Rustaveli’s Knight in the Panther’s Skin (Vepxisṭq̇aosani), widely recognized as the national epic of Georgia and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2013, is a remarkable work in many respects.

It has so far been translated into 16 different languages in 25 versions and is therefore an ideal corpus for linguistic analysis. In the “Rustaveli goes digital” project, these translations have been parallelized and aligned in order to be able to compare individual text passages from the different versions with each other.

DTQ Solutions’ contribution consisted of the pre-processing of the annotated translation data delivered in Excel and its transformation into a database-suitable structure – a scalable backend and a user-friendly frontend were implemented and are hosted on DTQ’s own servers.

Website Rustaveli goes Digital