[Humanist] 23.177 new text-analytic macros; transcription system

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Jul 21 10:32:02 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 177.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "David L. Hoover" <david.hoover at nyu.edu>                  (17)
        Subject: Excel Text-Analysis

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (19)
        Subject: new transcription system

        Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:34:16 -0400
        From: "David L. Hoover" <david.hoover at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Excel Text-Analysis

As some of you already know, I've been developing some Excel 
spreadsheets and macros to perform text analysis. Partly to prepare for 
my text-analysis class at this summer's DHSI (http://www.dhsi.org/), I 
updated and improved my Delta Spreadsheets and my Zeta and Iota 
Spreadsheet. Since than, I have added some additional text-analysis 
spreadsheets. The spreadsheets, along with detailed instructions, are 
now freely available on a new web site at 

David Hoover

          David L. Hoover, Professor of English, NYU
       212-998-8832       http://homepages.nyu.edu/~dh3/

    Most of her friends had an anxious, haggard look, . . .  
Basil Ransom wondered who they all were; he had a general idea 
they were mediums, communists, vegetarians. 
           -- Henry James, The Bostonians (1886)

        Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:28:28 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: new transcription system

Many here will be interested in State, developed by the Computational 
Perception and Learning Research Group in the Computer Languages and 
Systems Department at the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with the 
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. State "is a transcription system 
that integrates a series of tools with which images can be processed in 
order to remove noise and clean up the original image". "[T]he page 
structure can be detected, the text can be recognised and mistakes can 
be quickly and easily edited with interactive tools such as an 
electronic pen applied directly on the text." See 
for more.

Thanks to Dot Porter for alerting me to this.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
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