11.0300 searching mss

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 20:59:09 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 300.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 08:58:42 +0000
From: "Prof.Dr. K.Gaertner" <gaertnek@Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: Re: 11.0298 searching mss.?

> >
> 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.

I suggest to ask Peter Robinson about his Canterbury Tales-project
oder somebody from the Charette-project at Princeton; they know all
about it.

Prof.Dr. Kurt Gaertner <gaertnek@mailer.uni-marburg.de>
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