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The Textop project will be put in a "back burner" state until 2007 or 2008 by project director Larry Sanger, who has decided that his energies are better spent on a new project.
This is the pilot project wiki for the Text Outline Project (Textop for short), a project associated with the Digital Universe Foundation. We do not intend to use this wiki long-term. Our plan with Textop is to create brand new software, but we are making prototypes using this wiki.
Textop is developing into a set of four subprojects: the Collation Project (now being prototyped), the Debate Guide Project (now being prototyped), the Analytical Dictionary Project (pre-prototype), and the Event Summary Project (pre-prototype). These projects will be 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.
Textop Pilot Projects
General notes on using this wiki for pilot projects
- Why a pilot project
- Using the wiki to prototype of other Textop subprojects
- Pilot project management
Debate Guide Project pilot
- How to construct a debate summary — tutorial — how-to guide for individuals to get started — read this if you want to get involved!
- Textop mailing list — at least for now, we'll use this list for general Debate Guide Project discussion
Collation Project pilot
- How to collate a text — tutorial — how-to guide for individuals to get started — read this if you want to get involved!
- Tutorial videos
- Textop English Language Philosophy list - most of the organization of the pilot project will take place here, so if you're interested, subscribe.
- The Outline — originally drawn from Hobbes' Leviathan
- Some possible texts
Archived (outdated) documents
- How to start up the Collation Project pilot — initial start-up, already done
- How to use the wiki for the Collation Project pilot — general introduction, now outdated
- Collation Project pilot launch plan — now outdated
- Some suggested rules — rough draft — superceded by how to collate a text
Alternative pilot projects and associated documents
WebKB — Structured Discussions
- Towards a semi-formal and sentence-based approach (instead of paragraph-based approach, see the 4 emails with subject "not fine-grained and structured enough"):
TipTop — Exploring a complementary Indexing Project
- Traditional texts have a linear outline in front and a nonlinear index in back. In general, indexes merge more easily between texts. This Alternative Project will explore the possibility of scaffolding TextOP with a "TextIP".
Digital Universe-related material
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About this wiki
This wiki's primary purpose is to serve as the venue for Textop-related pilot projects. We are also open to using this wiki to demonstrate alternative proposals for close variant projects. This wiki may also be used for some well-defined collaborative document-creation, but the final versions of the project's documents will live at textop.org. For discussion, as opposed to collaborative work on co-authored documents, please use the Textop mailing list.