Good news! Google has offered its support to help us develop Juxta into a web application:
We are thrilled to have received this competitive award, and look forward to working to optimize Juxta for the web.
Here is an abstract of our application for the Google Award:
With the support of a Google Digital Humanities Research Award, we propose to transform Juxta into a web-based application integrated with Google Books. Scholars could use such a tool to track changes in language over time and to test literary and historical theories through comparative analysis of texts.
As the largest single part of the general remediation of the global library to digital formats, the 12,000,000+ books digitized by Google represent a major opportunity for scholars interested in the history of texts and editions. We want to know how Charles Dickens and Henry James changed their novels as they went through different editions in their lifetimes; and we also want to see the changes introduced by later editors, in later printings. We want to collate versions of poems published by Sylvia Plath and Walt Whitman to discover their revisions. We want to compare digital texts of uncertain origin with known versions, as a mode of authentication.