Image to Text letters now online!

Posted on July 11, 2014 by



Image to Text is a research project involving LEL students that makes original material in the John Rylands Library conveniently available, whether for further research (linguistic or otherwise) or just for its own intrinsic interest. We’ve been working on a selection of letters in the Mary Hamilton Papers dated between about 1764 and 1815.

After a ton of work last autumn by 68 students – all named on our website and in the metadata of the particular letters they edited – the project team have just completed another ton of work to round off this phase of the project. We proudly present our first 68 letters. (More will follow in 2014-15.)

The team consists of David Denison, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza and research assistant George Bailey. On-screen presentation of the letters is largely George’s work, with help from PhD student Henri Kauhanen, and the TEI- and XML-conformant text is the combined effort of students and the whole project team. The website can be found here.

Manchet remains, dear readers, your faithful humble servant.

Featured image: students Sam Nightingale and Gracie Smith, working on texts at the John Rylands.

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