The Text Outline Project

This is the home of the Text Outline Project (Textop for short).

The project will be put in a "back burner" state until 2008 or 2009 by project director Larry Sanger, who has decided that his energies are better spent on a new project.

Textop will be a set of projects, managed by a strong collaboration among a global group of scholars, with the aim of organizing the information contained in books, dictionaries, opinionated essays, and news articles--and perhaps other sources--into a single outline of human knowledge.  Built by volunteers, the result will be free and noncommercial, with any financial support of staff managed by non-profits.

The Text Outline Project

Proposed subprojects

The Collation Project The Debate Guide Project
The Analytical Dictionary Project
  • Draft summary - more coming soon
  • Proposed entry policies - coming soon
  • Mailing list - coming soon
The Event Summary Project
  • Draft summary - more coming soon
  • Proposed event summary principles and policies - coming soon
  • Mailing list - coming soon

Advisory Committee
Project Director: Lawrence M. Sanger, Ph.D.; Director of Collaborative Projects, Digital Universe Foundation
Contact: sanger at citizendium.org