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.


CoReMA Workshop II (Graz)


 (Mozartgasse 14, EG UR 25.01)

Workshop plan

Monday, 10.12.18

9:00-11:00: First results and problems

  • discussing transcriptions (transcription ‘rules’ for F and L texts)
  • presenting GAMS website
  • what is to be displayed (text, manuscripts, msDesc, what kind of visualisations, …)


  • discussion open access and data presentation, financing of F annotation

Lunch at Galliano


  • discussing annotation: what / to what extent
  • working with recipes (E, L)


  • discussion annotation: what / to what extent
  • working with recipes (E, L)

Tuesday, 11.12.18



  • discussion annotation: what / to what extent
  • how to build an ‘ontology’


  • discussing annotation: how
  • workflow of annotating

Lunch at Galliano


  • Closing Session
  • timetable for data and next steps

16:15-18:15: Guided tour (Uni – City – Uni)

18:30: Presentation Daniele Ognibene: “The transport factor in medieval food

commerce” (Universitätsplatz 3 / main building, EG 0270, GEWI-Sitzungszi.)

19:30: Tasting: Medieval Sauces

Wednesday, 12.12.18 (Mozartgasse 14, EG UR 25.01)


9:00-12:00: discussing annotation:

  • how (F: Denise as disseminator for student workers)
  • workflow of annotating

Participants of the WS : H. Klug,  B. Laurioux, C. Steiner, A. Böhm, B. Denicolò, C. Poirier, D. Ardesi, P. Thuringer,  A. Hoffmeister, K. Kranich, D. Ognibene

CoReMA Workshop III

03-05 JUNE

Villa Rabelais, 116 Boulevard Béranger, Tours

Ground Floor

Monday 03 June

9:30 – 17:30


  • First results (quantitative evaluation, difficulties and solutions)
  • Wikidata concepts (the Q-numbers)
  • Questions about the XML- TEI standards



Tuesday 04 June

9:30 – 12:30


  • Discussions about models of codicological description
  • teiHEader : Graz and Tours

14:00 – 18:00: Visit of Chenonceaux


Wednesday 05 June

9:30 -11:00

Codicology and Wikidata

  • Codicology
  • Wikidata
  • OpenRefine

11:00 – 13:00

Heterotoki: presentation and discussion

14:00 -17:00

Focus on CoReMA’s developpements

  • Workflow
  • Conference on 2020 about Recipes (Micrologus)
  • Schedule 2019,2020


B. Laurioux, D. Ardesi, C. Poirier, A. Levitte-Müller, S. Prieto, F. Müllers,  M. Lamé, P. Thuringer, F. Ponchio, E.Sanfilippo,

H. W. Klug, A. Böhm, C. Steiner, E. Raunig, B. Denicolo

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