Tesserae is a freely available tool for detecting allusions in Latin poetry. It was created by the Textual Analysis Working Group, a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team based at the University at Buffalo.
The Tesserae project has the potential to open up new ways of experiencing the relationships between texts, and the project authors believe that this in turn will lead to truly fresh perspectives and interpretations.
We are currently researching new techniques to measure texts' similarity according to semantics, context, sound, and meter. We are also in the process of expanding our corpus to include Greek as well as Latin texts.