Upcoming Events

Winter School - Introduction into HTR: Handwritten Text Recognition Technologies of Medieval Manuscripts (Latin|German|Czech)
Dec 9, 2022

A revolution has slowly begun in the study of historical documents: Machine Learning tools have been developed to allow for the automatic transcription of documents. Over the last decade, these tools can now help assist in the production of texts from medieval manuscripts at previously unobtainable levels of accuracy. Today, libraries have used these tools to make their collections searchable, while researchers have sped up the process of creating editions of texts and adopted them for the study of medieval documents.

The course will offer an introduction into some of these ongoing projects, but more importantly provide an introduction into the practice of studying medieval documents with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technologies.

Location
Zoom and Vienna
Princeton Machine Learning and the Future of Philology Symposium
Dec 9, 2022, 9:00 am

What will philology become in the wake of the digital revolution? How can computer vision, handwritten text recognition, natural language processing, deep neural networks and/or other forms of machine learning refine the arsenal of techniques for studying premodern evidence.

Eve Krakowski & Marina Rustow: Jerusalem, Baghdad, Bombay ... Princeton: An Eleventh-Century Judaeo-Arabic Manuscript
Dec 15, 2022, 5:00 pm

MARBAS in collaboration with the Princeton University Library is excited to announce the Fall 2022 'PUL&MARBAS present' event series, which explores Princeton’s vast holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and archives.

Location
Firestone Library - Special Collections - Floor C
Winter School - Introduction into HTR: Handwritten Text Recognition Technologies of Medieval Manuscripts (Latin|German|Czech)
Dec 19, 2022

A revolution has slowly begun in the study of historical documents: Machine Learning tools have been developed to allow for the automatic transcription of documents. Over the last decade, these tools can now help assist in the production of texts from medieval manuscripts at previously unobtainable levels of accuracy. Today, libraries have used these tools to make their collections searchable, while researchers have sped up the process of creating editions of texts and adopted them for the study of medieval documents.

The course will offer an introduction into some of these ongoing projects, but more importantly provide an introduction into the practice of studying medieval documents with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technologies.

Location
Zoom and Vienna