Progress update, 8 to 14 February 2014

By Tim Causer, on 14 February 2014

Welcome along to the progress update for the period 25 January to 7 February, during which time further steady progress has been made by Transcribe Bentham volunteers. 6,021 words of Bentham text have been transcribed this week, along with a further 2,554 words of TEI XML.

6,924 manuscripts have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 34 on this time last week. This means that we are only 76 more transcripts away from having our 7,000th transcript in hand, which is a tremendous achievement on the part of volunteer transcribers. Of these transcripts, 6,608 (95%) have passed our quality-control procedures and have been locked, up 31 on the last progress update.

The more detailed state of progress is as follows:

Elsewhere in the world of Transcribe Bentham, a new article on how discoveries made by volunteer transcribers could help shape future avenues for research is now available for download, and a Handwritten Text Recognition contest, based on data from the tranScriptorium project (and featuring 433 Bentham manuscripts) is to be launched in the next few days.

Thank you, as always, to everyone who has given their time and effort so generously to Transcribe Bentham during the last seven days, it remains as greatly appreciated as ever.