Category Archives: Coding

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

Among Digitized Manuscripts: A Book

For years, I have explored digitized manuscripts on this website. It left me prepared, three years ago, to embark on a more ambitious investigation into what digitized manuscripts are and what we can do with them. This has now resulted in

Using Kraken to Train your own OCR Models

This is a contribution by Christine Roughan of NYU. Connect with her on Twitter @cmroughan Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable

Using Kraken to Train your own OCR Models

This is a contribution by Christine Roughan of NYU. Connect with her on Twitter @cmroughan Over the summer of 2019, inspired by the promising results in articles like Romanov et al. 2017, I set out to use the Kraken OCR software on a variety of texts. Kraken, see their website or their repository, is open-source command line software that is capable

Making a Basic Textual Analysis program in Python

Whether we are involved in Japanese Studies or Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Studies or African Studies, we are all likely to interact with historical texts written in Romance and Germanic Languages, and for our research, we may want or need

Making a Basic Textual Analysis program in Python

Whether we are involved in Japanese Studies or Islamic Studies, Near Eastern Studies or African Studies, we are all likely to interact with historical texts written in Romance and Germanic Languages, and for our research, we may want or need

Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

Historical Storytelling with Twine

In the classroom environment, it can be difficult to create engaging materials that allow students to learn about the multi-causal nature of historical events and the difficulty with which historical decisions were made. Recently, I have been experimenting with Twine

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,

Creating a “Launcher” Extension for Google Chrome

Users of Google Chrome have long been able to customize their browsing experiences by installing extensions; small pieces of software that ‘enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behaviour to individual needs or preferences’ (Google). Extensions are written in HTML,

DH Project at Utrecht University: Bridging the Gap

  At Utrecht University, the project ‘Bridging the Gap: Digital Humanities and the Arabic-Islamic corpus’, seeks to “harness state-of-the art Digital Humanities approaches and technologies to make pioneering forays into the vast corpus of digitised Arabic texts that has become

DH Project at Utrecht University: Bridging the Gap

  At Utrecht University, the project ‘Bridging the Gap: Digital Humanities and the Arabic-Islamic corpus’, seeks to “harness state-of-the art Digital Humanities approaches and technologies to make pioneering forays into the vast corpus of digitised Arabic texts that has become

Creating an Online Calculator (2): Algorithms and Code

By James Harry Morris Previously I uploaded a post about an online calculator that I had created for converting the shakkanhō 尺貫法 units of measurement into their metric and imperial counterparts. Following the publication of the aforementioned post, I realized that it

Creating an Online Calculator (2): Algorithms and Code

By James Harry Morris Previously I uploaded a post about an online calculator that I had created for converting the shakkanhō 尺貫法 units of measurement into their metric and imperial counterparts. Following the publication of the aforementioned post, I realized that it