Full transcription of Geneva 146

We have just uploaded a full transcription of the entire 590 pages of the Geneva 146 manuscript from e-Codices based on the collated user-transcriptions to the brandnew eScriptorium website. We have simply used collatEx to align the user transcriptions on a word level and chosen the most frequent proposal. We will now analyse the result in order to improve the crowdsourcing workflow and validate the transcription. Many thanks to the more than 200 transcribers for their awesome work and to the colleagues from the Swiss e-codices project for the gorgeous pictures!! All this will be presented at DH2019 in Utrecht. See you there!

upcoming talk at Princeton University

Tikkoun Sofrim, Sofer Mahir, eRabbinica and eScriptorium will be presented at a lecture entitled

Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science and Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts

at Princeton University on Friday April 5, 2019 at noon in room 203 in the Scheide Caldwell house. If you intend to come please inform Baru Saul from the Judaic Studies programme

upcoming presentation at U Maryland MITH

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:45pm
MITH, 0301 Hornbake Library
Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra
Recording of the whole talk available on youtube
For Tikkoun Sofrim check out 35:40-50:00.

30.000 transcribed lines

Today, March 19, we passed the threshold of 30.000 transcribed lines. We accumulate 5 transcriptions for each line. So far, more than 6.000 lines, more than half of the manuscript, have already been transcribed by at least one user in the 35 days this project has been running. Amazing! יישר כוח!

We are hurrying up the production of the new interface that will allow multiple manuscripts to be treated at once and a more extensive user feedback is coming, too.