CoReMA – Workshop 1 – Tours

Workshop 1

Digital editing and training with software

A comparison of experiences

Tours, Villa Rabelais (116 bd Béranger, Tours), 12-13 JUNE 2018


Aims of the 1st workshop:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Familiarize with the working methods of the partners
  • Standardization of transcription methods and rules
  • Standardization of transcription output


Please take the following steps before the workshop:
1. Register at
2. Download the Software and install it on the computer you are going to use during the workshop.
3. Download Oxygen:
4. Use the trial license key:




– CoReMA program (personal, aims, methods): H. Klug
– Links to be created with Cactus team in Lyon (MLD): space
– communication (Blog CoReMA, carnet Hypotheses),
– Project stages/workflow

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

– Transcribing late medieval and Renaissance resources
HK: Graz way
– micro transliteration (A. Hofmeister-Winter), with importance of the scribe’s characteristics (abbreviations, variant letters, revisions, punctuation, ligatures) and specific sign catalogue. Test on 10%. Very precise annotation of script / paleographic information
– Provide transcription that can be used by other domains (normalized).

12:30-14:00Lunch (buffet)

– Getting acquainted with XML

– Working with Transkribus and XML
– Presentation Transkribus. H2020 coord. Univ. Innsbruck.

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

– Introduction to:
– GAMS: Humanities Asset Management System (Graz): Digital Repository vs Digital Archive vs Asset Management System.
– Heterogeneous Data Platform of the Program Intelligence des Patrimoines (Tours) Perrine Thuringer, B. Pierre (CIDOC-CRM Ontology: CoReMA and ReNom).


– Standardization: Transcription rules
– New transcriptions. Abbreviations expanded, unchanged spellings (excepted u / v, i / j), no added punctuation.
– Capital letters: manuscript use.
– No hyphenation.
– Modern editions
– Colors for expanded abbreviations.
– OCR: proof reading (maybe without checking the manuscript). Retype Viandier, check the quality of the edition.

– Standardization: Transcribing methods (diplomatic editions and others)
– Steps to be taken
– Check in the state of the text (quality of transcription / editions)
– Decide on way and rules of transcription
– Buy manuscript images
– Produce digital data
– Forms for Manuscript description and Hand description
– Planning seminar conferences
– Planning scholarly publications
– Blogging

Participants of the WS : H. Klug, M. Fauconnier, C. Steiner, A. Böhm, B. Denicolò, C. Poirier, J. Kurscheidt, T. Uetani, M.-L. Demonet, M.-E. Boutroue, W. Pfeffer.

Citer ce billet
Denise Ardesi (2019, 6 février). CoReMA – Workshop 1 – Tours. CoReMA. Consulté le 24 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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