Reading the First Books OCR Project

Congratulations to the collaborators on the “Reading the First Books: Multilingual, Early Modern OCR for Primeros Libros” project, on receiving funding from the NEH. I’m privileged to be on the board of this initiative, which tackles the complex problems associated with automated text preservation in the context of early colonial texts that involve multiple languages, including indigenous ones. One of the leads on the project, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, is a doctoral student in Comparative Lit at the University of Texas. Read more about this fascinating undertaking here:


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