TACTWeb 1.0 Demonstration Server

You are looking at a working version of software produced by John Bradley and Geoffrey Rockwell back in 1995 and presented at that year's ALLC/ACH conference at Santa Barbara. The software was TACTweb and was an experiment to deliver the text analysis functionally of the TACT system over the still-new World Wide Web. It is, arguably, one of the first web applications created with a digital humanities audience in mind.

The demonstration site (shown here) was described as a "demonstration server for the experimental version of the TACTweb software and instructional materials", and dates from 1997. The documentation was presented in a non-frames and frames version (which seemed like a good idea at the time), and both versions remain available here. Other than this front page, the rest of this site shows the TACTweb application and the descriptive and instructional web pages surrounding it exactly as it was initially set up in the 1990s.

Click here to try out TACTweb: TACTweb Home Page

Click here to try out a frames version of the TACTweb documentation:
TACTweb Frames 

This historic web app is hosted courtesy of the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

Please send comments to:

John Bradley or Geoffrey Rockwell.