The Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) is a teaching and research center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne (UoC). Founded in 1388, the UoC is one of Europe’s oldest universities and its Faculty of Arts and Humanities is one of the largest teaching and research facilities for the Humanities on the continent. The CCeH supports and coordinates Digital Humanities projects and activities both within the faculty and at national and international level. Furthermore, the CCeH acts as the Central Coordination Office for Digital Humanities of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.
The UoC hosts and curates South Asian lexicographic resources such as the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries, the most prominent collection of Sanskrit digital dictionaries worldwide. In order to provide state-of-the-art API access to lexical data encoded in XML format the CCeH and the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH) have developed Kosh, an open-source software framework. Kosh requires a minimal configuration and provides publishers of lexical data an efficient and scalable solution for creating and maintaining APIs for dictionaries.