Author Archives: apjmallett

Some Thoughts about Arabic-Script OCR

Recently, as a result of my current research project —an edition and translation of al-Maqrizi’s fifteenth-century chronicle al-Suluk for the Ayyubid period (1171-1193) — I have been pondering issues related to Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Part of my work involves investigating from

Some Thoughts about Arabic-Script OCR

Recently, as a result of my current research project —an edition and translation of al-Maqrizi’s fifteenth-century chronicle al-Suluk for the Ayyubid period (1171-1193) — I have been pondering issues related to Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Part of my work involves investigating from

Review: Among Digitized Manuscripts by L.W.C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

For this post, I will be reviewing the new book Among Digitized Manuscripts by C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020), authored by the founder of this website and the summation of the work he has done on it and since handing over

Review: Among Digitized Manuscripts by L.W.C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020)

For this post, I will be reviewing the new book Among Digitized Manuscripts by C. van Lit (Leiden: Brill, 2020), authored by the founder of this website and the summation of the work he has done on it and since handing over

GSM: A Lesson for Beginners, by a Beginner

Composing a text for a website such as this requires a balancing act between the website’s likely readership. Some readers will be highly skilled in the field of digital humanities as it relates to Islamic Studies while there may be

GSM: A Lesson for Beginners, by a Beginner

Composing a text for a website such as this requires a balancing act between the website’s likely readership. Some readers will be highly skilled in the field of digital humanities as it relates to Islamic Studies while there may be