Recently, two events coincided that inspired me to pull this code back out and take a second look at the process. The first is that our center charged a group of Computer Science majors with improving the effectiveness of our image processing algorithm as part of their senior capstone project; the second was the seemingly sudden burst of HTR promises, which depend on some level of layout analysis to work. In both cases, I was struck that improvements were accomplished in all cases with more processing power and additional layers of analysis.
Does not compute Using an “old” iPad on a plane to review transcription data was a clarifying task. For all the advances in research technologies, even simple tasks, such as viewing manuscript images on an institution’s website can crash a five year old browser, effectively rendering it inaccessible. I am not willing to accept that […]
Page tools – CSS3 to the rescue The page tools split screen was developed to take advantage of CSS3 image manipulation tools. The reason was that while we allow access to 4000+ manuscripts the vast majority of our traffic is private uploads. And those uploads are invariably the poor quality of microfilm scans or photocopies […]