Innovative tool for medieval manuscript index
The Index of Middle English Prose (IMEP) is the most important reference tool for Middle English non-verse texts composed between c. 1200 and 1500. The EU-funded IMEP DCCP project will develop and test an innovative digital search tool that will enable access in all entries across the different IMEP catalogues and search for texts regardless of spelling variation. The project will base the prototype of the tool on the Cotton collection in the British Library that is one of the most famous medieval manuscript collections in Britain. IMEP DCCP will improve the functionality of the IMEP website, expand it by adding the Cotton volume and set the bases for the digitalisation of other volumes.