Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Cursive Japanese and OCR: Using KuroNet

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities’ KuroNet Kuzushiji Ninshiki Sābisu (KuroNetくずし字認識サービス) launched late last year. KuroNet is a free OCR (Optical Character Recognition) platform which allows users to convert images of documents written in cursive Japanese into printed

Learning about West African Ajami

The study of Ajami texts, those using the Arabic script and various modifications and extensions of it to represent languages other than Arabic, including many West African languages, is becoming well established with the emergence of several robust projects that

Learning about West African Ajami

The study of Ajami texts, those using the Arabic script and various modifications and extensions of it to represent languages other than Arabic, including many West African languages, is becoming well established with the emergence of several robust projects that

Once upon a Camera…

This article gives a basic introduction to photogrammetry by using the Agisoft Metashape software.

Once upon a Camera…

This article gives a basic introduction to photogrammetry by using the Agisoft Metashape software.

An Introduction to the History of Syriac Digital Humanities

This is the first part of a series of posts by the Digital Orientalist’s Syriac Studies Editor, Ephrem Ishac. This post acts as an introduction to Ishac’s interview with George A. Kiraz which will be serialized in later posts. In

An Introduction to the History of Syriac Digital Humanities

This is the first part of a series of posts by the Digital Orientalist’s Syriac Studies Editor, Ephrem Ishac. This post acts as an introduction to Ishac’s interview with George A. Kiraz which will be serialized in later posts. In

Making word clouds with Python

If you have no experience with programming, this walkthrough on how to make a word cloud is just for you. A word cloud is a bunch of key terms whose size approximates their importance. I made one for my book

Making word clouds with Python

If you have no experience with programming, this walkthrough on how to make a word cloud is just for you. A word cloud is a bunch of key terms whose size approximates their importance. I made one for my book

Web Scraping with Python for Beginners

Introduction Web scraping is a technique that allows us to extract and copy specific pieces of data from a website. Web scraping is not always ethically unambiguous and can be legally dubious depending on the country or terms and conditions

Web Scraping with Python for Beginners

Introduction Web scraping is a technique that allows us to extract and copy specific pieces of data from a website. Web scraping is not always ethically unambiguous and can be legally dubious depending on the country or terms and conditions

Keeping up with Coptic

The digital needs for the Coptic script are becoming better served in recent years, with the introduction of a standard encoding for the full block of the script, a romanization table for use in libraries, a Windows system font (Segoe

Keeping up with Coptic

The digital needs for the Coptic script are becoming better served in recent years, with the introduction of a standard encoding for the full block of the script, a romanization table for use in libraries, a Windows system font (Segoe