Modern critical editions of ancient works generally include
manually created indices of other sources quoted in the text.
Since indices can be considered as a form of domain specic
language, the paper presents a parsing-based approach to
the problem of extracting information from them to support
the creation of a collection of fragmentary texts. This paper
rst considers the characteristics and structure of quotation
indices and their importance when dealing with fragmentary
texts. It then presents the results of applying a fuzzy parser
to the OCR transcription of an index of quotations to extract
information from potentially noisy input.