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 […]
The last blog covered a little bit about what challenge we laid out for ourselves in reworking the T-Pen Transcription interface. We set out to see if we could arrange and reorder the interface to be cleaner, easier to use, improve the access to the hidden tools, privilege the most used tools be more consistent in the tool functioning but […]
The Center had the good fortune last year to work on an custom imbedded version of T-Pen for the New French Paleography website from Newberry Library. University of Toronto did a great job of building out the site while we turn the backend of T-Pen into web services to allow for more flexible versions of the front end […]
The Center for Digital Humanities is excited to announce the resumption of work of the T-PEN project (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation; t-pen.org). Since T-PEN launched in 2012 with generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the NEH, there have been 1500 unique users working on 2000 projects. New feature development, however, […]