CollateX is a free and open source (GPL license) software library originally written in the Java computer language which allows it to run on virtually any platform. Its application in stemmatology and textual criticism is for automatically identifying and reporting variant readings between witnesses. Its strengths are its ability to analyse many multiple witnesses at once, its capability of detecting transpositions, its speed, and its baseless text comparison approach. CollateX is not published as a stand alone or web application, but as a component or web service that can be called by other programs. It offers various output possibilities, inter alia JSON, TEI parallel segmentation, and graph representations.


– The Interedition Development Group. CollateX: Software for Collating Textual Sources. Accessed 6 October 2015.
– Haentjens Dekker, Ronald, Dirk van Hulle, Gregor Middell, Vincent Neyt and Joris van Zundert. 2015. “Computer-supported collation of modern manuscripts: CollateX and the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 30 (3): 452–470.


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