HumaReC blogposts archive (24 months SNSF project 2016-2018)


  • Written by Sara Schulthess
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About Marciana Gr. Z. 11 (379) and its relatives

Marciana Gr. Z. 11 (379) (GA 460) is a trilingual manuscript containing Acts, Catholic letters and Pauline letters in Greek, Latin and Arabic in three columns – one column for each language. The codex is in parchment and has 304 folios of ca. 28,7x24 cm. A few folios are missing at the beginning and at the end of the codex.

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  • Written by Anastasia Chasapi
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Annotating the manuscript: plans and challenges

Our latest computational efforts have been focused on implementing an annotation system on the Manuscript Viewer. The goal is for everyone to be able to add comments on the transcriptions and, potentially, directly on the manuscript images. We believe that such system will offer a more direct and flexible alternative to the forum, in cases where comments are in direct connection to the text (for example corrections on the transcriptions) or the image (for example notes on image elements).

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  • Written by Sara Schulthess
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Collaboration with Transkribus

One of the aims of HumaReC will be to use the Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology developed by the Research Infrastructure Transkribus, which is funded by the H2020 Project READ - Recognition and Enrichment of Archivial Documents. We are glad to collaborate with the Transkribus team!

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  • Written by Sara Schulthess
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From EVT 1.1.1 to EVT 1.2

An important update of the manuscript viewer was released yesterday which was, however, almost impossible to be noticed by the users!
The HumaReC manuscript viewer has been using the EVT version 1.1.1 so far. Last month, however, EVT released version 1.2.

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  • Written by Claire Clivaz
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Web Book

Sara Schulthess & Claire Clivaz

Today, digital projects in Humanities are more and more developed under the form of institutional websites, supported by diverse public and private funds. It is our belief that this new trend is a great opportunity for Humanities research, but generally presents three important issues:

  • So far, publishers are not partners. Consequently, these projects and their websites are lacking the expertise of the publisher and the usual dissemination reserved to Academic publications.
  • A "long text" describing the research in detail is not typically included in such websites.

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