making an electronic text l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Making an Electronic Text PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Making an Electronic Text

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 8

Making an Electronic Text - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 84 Views
  • Uploaded on

Making an Electronic Text. An exercise in preservation and applied technology. Charles Hindley’s Curiosities of Street Literature. Published in 1871 only 456 copies printed This book is a collection of broadsides, ballads, and popular stories in Dickensian London. What we are doing.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Making an Electronic Text' - georgina


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
making an electronic text
Making an Electronic Text
  • An exercise in preservation and applied technology
charles hindley s curiosities of street literature
Charles Hindley’s Curiosities of Street Literature
  • Published in 1871
  • only 456 copies printed
  • This book is a collection of broadsides, ballads, and popular stories in Dickensian London
what we are doing
What we are doing
  • Using High quality scanned images and OCR software we have created text documents from the scanned images
  • Using XML we are then able to “Mark-up” the documents for display on the web.
  • We are following a defined standard for electronic texts. The TEI, or Text Encoding Initiative.
text encoding initiative
Text Encoding Initiative
  • This standard was defined by the University of Oxford, Brown University, University of Bergen, and the University of Virginia
  • TEI consortium formulated their guidelines to facilitate interchange between individuals and groups using different programs and computer systems over a broad range of applications
slide5
To make the TEI defined documents as accessible as possible a cross platform mark-up language was chosen
  • A mark-up language can be as simple as HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language)
  • As complex as LaTeX
  • As user definable as XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language)
slide6
XML

Why it’s good for you

  • eXtensible Mark-up Language
  • Chosen By TEI for it’s cross platform, multi-application capabilities.
  • The user defines the mark-up in XML
  • custom tag and search XML documents based on those tags
the images
The Images
  • Each image, scanned saves as a 40 Megabyte uncompressed TIFF
  • Using OCR (optical character recognition) software, we are able to preserve the text.
the text
The Text
  • Once the image has been OCR’ed, a text document is created
  • these text documents can then be marked up in XML
  • Markup can be done is software or manually