1/ Ancient script analysis and annotation environment: Archetype and eScriptorium
In order to carry out transversal research in palaeography, it is necessary to define one or more ontologies of scripts and to integrate them into a structured annotation and analysis system.
The Archetype software, which is free and open source, must be entirely redeveloped to ensure its sustainability within e-Scripta. It was designed to provide a visible and reproducible methodology for exploring palaeographic data, communicating it as evidence and arguments, and managing and displaying electronic texts (such as editions and translations, palaeographic and codicological descriptions, etc).
- Automatic import of images from a IIIF manifest.
- Input of ground truth data to train Kraken and to correct its output.
- Annotation of images according to the writing ontology(ies) developed from Archetype.
- Annotation of texts with TEI XML markup.
- Publication of texts, images and annotations.
- Import and export of data in different standard formats, such as IIIF, PAGE, Alto or TEI XML annotations.
2/ MultiPal to date, locate, read all writings
In the framework of the MultiPal project (interactive tutorial in palaeography), we want to :
- increase the number of exercises in already represented scripts to better reflect their geographical and chronological extent,
- include exercises in other writing systems,
- create, in interaction with Archetype, a Paleographic Album that will serve as a basis for a typology of scripts and as an accessible reference to assist in dating manuscripts.