Presentation at MITH in April 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:45pm
MITH, 0301 Hornbake Library
University of Maryland
Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra

Presentation at Princeton University April 2019

Sofer Mahir, Tikkoun Sofrim, eRabbinica and eScriptorium will be presented at a lecture entitled

Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science and Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts

at Princeton University on Friday April 5, 2019 at noon in room 203 in the Scheide Caldwell house. If you intend to come please inform Baru Saul from the Judaic Studies programme

Sofer Mahir

This blog covers the Sofer Mahir project. This project funded by a private foundation for the period from September 2018 until August 2021 deals with the application of cutting edge document analysis, handwritten text recognition and other machine learning on manuscript images of several European and American libraries and the National Library of Israel for the creation of an open source repository for precise transcriptions of tannaitic rabbinic literature.
Expected readers include scholars in Jewish studies and manuscript studies as well as digital and computational humanities.
This project is in close interaction but distinct from the Tikkoun Sofrim blog.
The Hebrew expression Sofer Mahir means “tachygraph” while Tikkoun Sofrim means “scribal correction”. The first deals mainly with automatic layout analysis and automatic transcription while the second deals mainly with the application of gamification, machine learning and crowdsourcing to correct these automatic transcriptions. They run over different periods.