[1er mars] Annotating Coptic in the Digital Age

Le séminaire “L’annotation entre Moyen-Âge et Modernité” de l’équipe Histoire des théoriques Linguistiques (HTL, Labex EFL) accueillera le vendredi 1er mars la chercheuse So Miyagawa (Tokyo, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics) pour une présentation consacrée à l’annotation des textes coptes.

The digitization of Coptic manuscripts represents a significant advancement in the preservation and analysis of these ancient texts. This presentation outlines the process and benefits of transcribing Coptic manuscripts and typeset editions into digital formats using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technologies. By converting these historical documents into machine-readable texts, researchers can more easily engage in the textual analysis and interpretation of Coptic literature.

Building on this digitization, the project advances by philologically and linguistically annotating these texts within the framework of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) P5 Guidelines, which is pivotal for the representation of complex textual phenomena. We then move to a web-based visualization of these annotated texts, which promotes interactive engagement. This interface is further enhanced by the integration of high-resolution manuscript images obtained through the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) manifests from various institutions. The result is a digital online edition that juxtaposes the original manuscript images with the annotated text, augmented by freely accessible TEI/XML files.

The incorporation of Generative AI, such as ChatGPT, propels this digital humanities endeavor forward by providing robust support for the annotation process. ChatGPT’s capabilities in language understanding can assist in the automatic generation of annotations, offering suggestions for interpretive notes and helping to identify linguistic patterns within the Coptic corpus. The integration of AI with traditional scholarly methods signifies a transformative step in Coptic studies, fostering a more interactive and accessible field of research in the digital age.

In this presentation, we will discuss the methodologies, tools, and potential of digital annotations in Coptic studies, showcasing how technology is revolutionizing our approach to historical texts. We will also examine the role of AI in supporting and driving this digital transition, highlighting the innovative ways in which AI can contribute to the field of digital humanities.

Programme du séminaire

Le séminaire est ouvert à toutes les personnes intéressées.

Il se déroule dans la salle 533 du bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, de 14h à 16h. Un lien zoom peut être demandé aux organisateurs du séminaire (Aimée Lahaussois et Franck Cinato).

Informations détaillées et programme complet



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DISTAM (2024, 26 février). [1er mars] Annotating Coptic in the Digital Age. DISTAM. Consulté le 22 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/vwoq

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