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CELT and its Projects

CELT is a searchable online corpus of multilingual texts of Irish literature and history with over 15 million words available, and growing. We have over 10 million requests for pages per year, and over 1300 available texts.

From 2003 to 2006 the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) funded the research project Linking Dictionaries and Texts (LDT) in which CELT collaborated with the University of Ulster at Coleraine. At Coleraine the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of the Irish Language (DIL) was transformed into electronic format. The result is called eDIL and is available here. It covers the period 700–1700. Our collaboration in LDT involved creating computer-readable links from the Dictionary's citations into CELT's online texts, and adding a large number of Old and Middle Irish texts in electronic editions, supplemented by English translations where available. This work has been finished.

From 2006 to 2011, CELT has also been encoding and editing materials written by Ireland's finest Anglo-Irish writers mostly from the 17th to 19th centuries. We would especially like to thank our funders and our dedicated group of friends and volunteers, who have helped us greatly in this effort, and are continuing to do so. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UCC School of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences which has made this research and service possible.

In 2011 CELT published 42 texts (amounting to a total of 700,000 words) in Irish, English and Latin to the Internet. Among CELT's English documents some have never been published in print before.

In 2012 CELT published 148 texts, with over 635,000 words. Over the years, interns from the Tyrol, Germany, France and of course from Ireland have helped to prepare more material.

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Compiled by Beatrix Färber

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