Transcription Workflows

Transcribing text and annotating with links to images

Tufts Fall 2013 Greek Inscriptions Class

  • Select an inscription to transcribe in Perseids:
    • Select “epifacs” inventory from first drop-down
    • Select the inscription group from the 2nd drop-down
      • The fall 2013 class will be working with inscriptions in the CEG and IG (II) groups
    • Select one of the following inscriptions to edit:
      • CEG 518, Pausimache, daughter of Phainippe and Pausanias (urn:cts:ceg:ceg.518)
      • CEG 595, Funerary monument for isoteleis Gerus, his wife Nico, and Theophilos  (urn:cts:ceg:ceg.595)
      • CEG 524, Archippos Skambonides (urn:cts:ceg:ceg.524)
      • IG II,2 12974 Mus. Nat. 3696 (urn:cts:ig:ii_2.12974)
    • Click “Create Edition”
    • From the Overview Page, click the XML link
    • Navigate the images available for the inscription from the drop-down on the right of the edit page
    • Transcribe the text of the inscription using Epidoc
    • Annotate a region of text with a region of interest in the image by highlighting a region of interest on the image, and copy the CITE URN (by right clicking on it) and add it as the value of a @facs attribute on the XML tag surrounding the related text in the inscription.
    • Enter a summary of your changes in the comment box and click Save
    • To preview the annotated links between text and image, click on the Overview link for the inscription and click Preview
    • Annotated words should be hyperlinked and clicking on them will open the image viewer to the region of interest in the linked image.
    • Upon commit of the publication, the inline facs annotations are transformed to standoff annotations serialized in OAC JSON-LD.
      • Note this aspect of the workflow is still a bit up in the air. The intent is to use the facs attribute to simplify the annotation/transcription process, but ideally we would support a parallel process of doing standoff annotations from the start. It may be better/simpler to just preserve them as a separate standoff annotation from the start, and just merge in them in at display/edit time.