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Dh2014 e mopcobre-complete

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James Creel, Anton DuPlessis, and Laura Mandell presented the Cobre Tool at Digital Humanities 2014 in Lausanne Switzerland.

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Dh2014 e mopcobre-complete

  1. 1. Distributed “Forms of Attention”: eMOP and the CobreTool Anton duPlessis, Laura Mandell, James Creel, and Alexy Maslov Texas A&M University DH2014 July 10, 2014
  2. 2. Introduction Distributed Reading
  3. 3. Causer, T., J. Tonra, and V. Wallace. “Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized?: Crowdsourcing and editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 27.2 (2012), pp. 119-137. Causer, T., and V. Wallace. “Building a Volunteer Community: Results and Findings from Transcribe Bentham.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 6.1 (2012). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/6/2/000125/000125.html. Gibbs, Frederick W. “New Textual Traditions from Community Transcription.” Digital Medievalist 7 (2011). http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal/7/gibbs/ Holley, Rose. “How Good Can It Get: Analysing and Improving OCR Accuracy in Large Scale Historic Newspaper Digitisation Programs.” D-Lib Magazine 1.3/4 (2009). ---. “Many Hands Make Light Work.” March 2009. National Library of Australia. ISBN 978‐0‐642‐27694‐0
  4. 4. Guillory, John. “Close Reading: Prologue and Epilogue,” ADE Bulletin 149 (2010): 8-14. Hayles, N. Katherine. “Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Models,” Profession 2007: 187-199. Commentary vs. Contribution Bruno Latour {
  5. 5. • Developed for Los Primeros Libros Project • an international collaboration to digitize and provide access to 16th Century New World imprints (1539 – 1600) • http://primeroslibros.org • http://libros.library.tamu.edu • Create opportunities for academic investigation and instruction • Interface leverages scrolling filmstrip view of tiled thumbnails • Magnification and comparison tools facilitate detailed examination • View and compare multiple exemplars of the same work that would be impossible with the physical books • Compare state, emission, edition, etc. of an exemplar • Examine variations in print, missing / obstructed text, missing / misnumbered /misbound / damaged pages, fire marks, marginalia and other copy specific attributes • Synchronous examination of multiple books permits parallel comparison
  6. 6. • Reading Tools – Book View – Reading View – Detailed View – Repository View – Comparison View • Quick Comparison View • Annotations – Structural • table of contents – Non-structural • copy specific features – Transcription • capability to view and correct the OCR output of a text • Editing Tools – Basic – Canonical • abstract construct that permits alignment of different exemplars of the same work by leveraging the structural metadata – Frankenbook • application of the canonical construct using images drawn from any exemplar(s) to replace the placeholders to create custom editions via a drag and drop method
  7. 7. • A systematic workflow for getting EEBO and ECCO content and metadata into Cobre • Accept existing OCR text as transcriptions in XML import • Editors for human transcription/revision of pages • Addition of transcriptions to XML export
  8. 8. • DSpace does not support bitstream (i.e. file) level metadata of the detail required for annotation and transcription. • We include an additional bitstream that contains metadata about the page-image bitsreams – the Bitstream Metadata Bitstream • The BMB is an XML file with “chunks” that describe one or more pages.
  9. 9. A file attached to the item Example snippet of its contents
  10. 10. Invoked with a click
  11. 11. Administrative users can indicate whether a transcription is vetted as acceptable
  12. 12. Click this And export these
  13. 13. Results of Usability Studies Confusions

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