• Image to XML (img2xml)

    Project Director(s):
    Hugh A. Cayless, Natalia N. Smith
    Author(s):
    Hugh A. Cayless
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KD29
    Abstract:
    The img2xml ("image to XML") project plans to develop a 100% Open Source set of components for the linking and display of manuscript images, transcriptions and annotations. The linking will be based on a Scaleable Vector Graphics (SVG) tracing of the text in the manuscript image, which will then be analyzed and displayed via a web browser interface using tools developed for web-based map viewing. This means that links can be made to and from a graphical representation of the actual text on the page rather than a box drawn around it. The proposed approach will enable linking between text and image in a more fine-grained way than any annotation tool currently in existence. This work represents a fundamentally different way of connecting manuscript images with transcriptions and annotations.
    Notes:
    Development an open-source transcription and annotation tool using Scalable Vector Graphics for historical and literary archival manuscripts, using materials from the Carolina Digital Library and Archives as a test bed.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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