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From the project website (accessed 2020-110-10):
- Callimachus is an automated regest of published papyri and ostraka in Greek, Latin and Coptic with Greek words - in other words, a processed extract of the formal contents of the text in the papyri hosted at the Papyri.info site. Additional info about the date, origin, material, etc., of the papyri (from the HGV database) is included in order to enrich queries.
- Callimachus contains three kinds of information:
- countable features of the text, as encoded by the Papyri.info project. For instance, how many words, letters, gaps, letters per line, scribal hands, etc. can be found inside every document
- automated calculation of the state of the text of the papyrus ('Callimachus number'). In other words, how much (and how well) the original text of the papyrus can be read in the edition used by Papyri.info:
- Callimachus Readability Number (CRN) is a measure of the readability of the part of the text that was edited (0 (illegible) to 1 (perfectly legible))
- Callimachus Conservation Number (CCN) is a measure of the conservation of the papyrus' text (0 (nothing preserved) to 1 (completely preserved))
- data about the papyrus (or ostrakon) itself, as provided by the Papyri.info project: Date, Origin, material, content, etc.
- You can use Callimachus to search papyri containing any specific feature, or combination of features, or for building a corpus.