DHTech April Meetup

by jdamerow

In our April meetup on April 20, 9am ET/3pm CET Rebecca Sutton Koeser will talk about one of her projects.

Rebecca will talk about her work on version four of the Princeton Geniza Project (PGP). Over the course of a two-year research partnership with Marina Rustow and the Princeton Geniza Lab, they de-siloed data (metadata and transcription text), improved researcher workflow, designed and built a new search interface, implemented a new tool (annotorious-tahqiq) for creating and editing transcriptions that is designed for RTL languages from the start; incorporated IIIF images from a variety of different institutions, have preliminary dataset exports planned to be used for eventual dataset publication. Technical challenges include: working with data from a long-running project (PGP dates back to the 80s); mixed scripts and bidirectional text (Hebrew, Arabic, Judaeo-Arabic); dates from different historical calendars; displaying text and image together when both are optional; transcription workflow and data format, etc.

You can register for the meetup here.