Knowledge, Information Technology, and the Arabic Book
Studying the formation and development of the written Arabic tradition with digital methods
Measuring variation in the early tradition
Gregor Schoeler has argued for the mixture of oral and written transmission in the early Arabic tradition. What does our text reuse data suggest? This blog, by Sarah Bowen Savant, focuses especially on the Muwaṭṭaʾ (“the well-trodden path”) of Imam Mālik b. Anas (d. 796). Read more…
Development of OCR for Arabic
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) will greatly enhance research as we can make our corpus more representative of the historic tradition. We have achieved accuracy ratings for OCR on printed texts in the high-90s and our OCR solution will be online for testing by the end of 2017. Read more…
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