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Encyclopedic articles related to Assyriological studies.

CDLI Documentation

List of main categories in documentation.

CDLI Bibliography

Information about cuneiform artifacts have been published in numerous peer-reviewed books and articles. This CDLI feature provides search and browse capabilities into this precious resource that was compiled by a multitude of scholars over a three decades period.

Seals & seals impressions

Seals, mostly cylindrical, engraved with scenes and text, were rolled onto fresh clay to leave their imprint, an ingenious administrative tool.

Composite Texts

Composite litrary texts & witnesses (scores)

Numerous cuneiform artifacts were inscribed with witnesses of compositions. In order to study these compositions, scholars align witnesses so they can see the variations and similarities between exemplars. There are composites of various genres of texts but mostly Royal inscriptions, literary compositions and lexical texts.

Royal inscriptions and their witnesses & witnesses (scores)

Powerful figures of Mesopotamia of all periods have disseminated their accomplishements using varied mediums.


Abbreviations for Assyriology

List of abbreviations used in Mesopotamian Studies.

Preferred sign readings

Convention of sign values to use when submitting transliterations to the CDLI.

Sign lists

Published cuneifom sign lists for all periods.

Generated token lists

Sign and word lists for all periods, generated from CDLI data.

UR III months names

A correspondance table showing months vs month number, period, ruler and rulership year.


A list of composite year names.

Utilities and tools

Metadata checker

Submit your catalogue data for validation.

Transliteration checker

Submit your texts for validadion.

COCO converter

Employ the COCO converter to convert annotations from COCO format to W3C.JSON format.

CDLI-CoNLL Checker

Validate your linguistic annotations.

Signfilter (Compare ATF against token lists)

Compare word and sign frequencies in an ATF file to the auto-generated word and sign lists from a period.

Convert, annotate, or translate

Convert your text or textual annotations to other formats and automatically annotate or translate your text(s).


Merge CoNLL files.

Standalone tools

Navigate to our Gitlab repository where most of the tools offered as services on the cdli website can be installed on a local machine.

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