About the website

The Living Poets website is built entirely with free and open source software, so the extensions that we have created are free to be used by anybody for their own projects.

The website is built on the MediaWiki software (the same software used by Wikipedia), along with a number of extensions and a skin, some built by us, and some by the larger MediaWiki community. Details of the extensions we are using, including download links, can be found at the Special:Version page.

Many of the Ancient Greek texts on the website were created using hand-corrected OCR with the open source Tesseract OCR engine. The training to enable Tesseract to recognise Ancient Greek is now included with Tesseract, and was done as part of the Living Poets project. See the Optical Character Recognition page for more details.