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More from eMOP: OCR Tips and Tricks

  • Posted on: 31 July 2013
  • By: admin

IDHMC Lead Programmer Matt Christy has been working with Gamera over the past few weeks, as we've chosen three open-source OCR engines to test our theory for improving the OCR of early modern texts. We hope you'll visit the post for a look at the lessons we've learned and the progress we've made.

Especially illuminating is Matt's description of Gamera, the software's OCR toolkit, and the collaborative effort it has taken for eMOP to come to certain conclusions about the effectiveness of the software for large data sets.

PostDoc Position Available at the IDHMC!!

  • Posted on: 18 July 2013
  • By: admin

[This position has been filled.]

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Digital Humanities at Texas A&M

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, announces a postdoctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2013-2014 in the area of digital humanities. This position is in association with the Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) and 18thConnect.

OCR Tips and Tricks from eMOP

  • Posted on: 10 July 2013
  • By: admin

IDHMC Lead Programmer and self-dubbed "code monkey," Matt Christy, has posted a series of short reflections about eMOP's Tesseract experimentations. We hope you'll visit the page to get a look at the lessons we've learned, the goals we're trying to achieve, and the tips and tricks we have to offer the OCR community.

MESA launches!

  • Posted on: 9 July 2013
  • By: admin

The Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) and Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) at Texas A&M University are very excited to announce the launch of the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance (MESA).

Job Posting: IDHMC Graduate Research Position!

  • Posted on: 8 July 2013
  • By: admin

Graduate Research Assistantship

Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC)

The Advanced Research Consortium (ARC), housed in the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), seeks to hire a Graduate Research Assistant for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. This will be a 9-month appointment, and the GAR will report to the ARC director, Dr. Laura Mandell, while also coordinating with ARC staff at Texas A&M University, the University of Virginia, and North Carolina State University.

ARC Data Moves to TAMU!

  • Posted on: 27 June 2013
  • By: admin

On Friday, June 28,  ARC (Advanced Research Consortium) Project Manager Liz Grumbach will be live tweeting the server move of ARC data from cloud storage to TAMU's Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technologies (http://academy.tamu.edu/).   This will mark the first time that ARC's extensive catalog of humanities data has found a home on University server space,  and it is an important step towards full implementation of ARC at TAMU.  You c

IDHMC Undergraduate internships

  • Posted on: 21 June 2013
  • By: admin

The IDHMC offers unpaid undergraduate internships for students in Communication, Computer Science, English, Education, History, Hispanic Studies, Modern Languages, Visualization, and other fields relevant to the research projects we support.  Interns work up to ten hours a week on innovative research projects in a variety of disciplines and receive technical training in a number of digital tools.  More details available at

http://idhmc.tamu.edu/image-store/pdfs/intern2013final.pdf

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