+ A new model for Humanities research – collaboration with HumaReC

HumaReC is a new research platform developed by the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics.  It is part of a project to investigate the digital production and publication of Humanities data using an edition of a New Testament manuscript as a test case.

HumaReC is aiming to establish a new model of Humanities research which allows for the continuous publication and analysis of data through transcriptions, blogs, a discussion forum and research publications. If you want to find out more, Claire Clivaz from HumaReC has recently written a blog post where she talks more about this idea of curating data in the Digital Humanities.

HumaReC are working with the READ project to train Handwritten Text Recognition technology to recognise the Arabic, Latin and Greek writing from the New Testament manuscript.  It is a particular challenge to process these three languages in one document collection!  They are also experimenting with ways to link files in our Transkribus platform to those which appear in their image viewer on their website.  You can take at look at their software on their GitHub page.

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