11.0298 searching mss.?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 23:34:11 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 298.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 15:59:59 +0100 (BST)
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: searching manuscripts?

On behalf of a colleague I would like to collect any information about
current work in making manuscript images searchable by computer. I recall
someone describing how it was possible to calculate with fair degree of
accuracy the location on a mss. page-image of a specified word. I don't mean
searching a transcription, then displaying the mss. page for the
corresponding form to be located by eye, but a technique that would fetch up
the page and point to the location.

Thanks for any hints.


Dr. Willard McCarty
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
+44 (0)171 873 2784 voice; 873 5081 fax

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