As a research project of the digital humanities we need a lot of technology, compared to other work in the humanities. A standard PC is sufficient for us, but it is the software that matters. Source texts are to be digitized, grammatically analized and linked with dictionary data bases. These prepared data form the basis for our networks.

We develop – together with the TCDH in Trier –, collect and provide runtime libraries, visualization programs and database applications the tools that help us with our work. You can find our free software at GitHub.


TCFnetworks is a collection of tools that create networks (or: graphs) from annotated text corpora. This makes it possible to use methods from network analysis for corpus analysis. One main goal for the development is compatibility with linguistic annotation services. The tools use TCF as data exchange format. They are based on TCFlib and meant to be run as web services, compatible with WebLicht, or as command line programs. More information and download at GitHub.


TCFlib is a Python API for working with linguistic annotations using the TCF file format and the WebLicht environment. TCFlib supports annotating files using local and remote annotation services and writing new annotation services. More information and download at GitHub.


Textplot-TCF builds on textplot and adds support for linguistically annotated text files in the TCF format. Parsing TCF is done using TCFlib. More information and download at GitHub