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Progress Update – 26 November to 2 December 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 2 December 2016

Happy Friday!  We’re here to recap the latest statistics from the past week’s action on Transcribe Bentham.  We need to take this moment to say a big thanks to all our hard-working transcribers.

17,244 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 45 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,193 (93%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 608 795 76%
Box 2 711 753 94%
Box 4 31 694 4%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 21 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 115 459 25%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 97 615 15%
Box 14 4 514 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 7 254 2%
Box 18 50 193 25%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 32 0 160 0%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 181 427 42%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 0 466 0%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 52 1 609 1%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 307 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 0 77 0%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 148 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 492 853 57%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 539 990 54%
Box 120 502 686 72%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 17 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 197 728 27%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 24 366 6%
Add MS 35550 82 637 12%
Overall 17,244 37,697 45%

Progress Update – 19 to 25 November 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 25 November 2016

Hi everyone!  It’s been a very busy week at Transcribe Bentham – the volunteers are working at a cracking pace at the moment.  We need to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has been transcribing!

17,199 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 68 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,151 (93%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 601 795 75%
Box 2 709 753 94%
Box 4 30 694 4%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 21 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 115 459 25%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 83 615 13%
Box 14 4 514 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 7 254 2%
Box 18 47 193 24%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 32 0 160 0%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 181 427 42%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 0 466 0%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 52 1 609 1%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 307 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 0 77 0%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 148 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 492 853 57%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 539 990 54%
Box 120 486 686 70%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 17 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 197 728 27%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 24 366 6%
Add MS 35550 82 637 12%
Overall 17,199 37,697 45%

Progress Update – 12 to 18 November 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 18 November 2016

Hello and welcome to the statistics update for this week.  The volunteers are continuing to work hard with their transcription and we owe them a huge thanks for their efforts.

17,131 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 59 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,083 (93%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 591 795 74%
Box 2 707 753 93%
Box 4 29 694 4%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 21 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 114 459 24%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 75 615 12%
Box 14 4 514 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 7 254 2%
Box 18 44 193 22%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 32 0 160 0%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 181 427 42%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 0 466 0%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 52 1 609 1%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 307 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 0 77 0%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 148 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 492 853 57%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 539 990 54%
Box 120 459 686 66%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 196 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 81 637 12%
Overall 17,131 37,697 45%

Progress Update – 5 to 11 November 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 11 November 2016

Hi everyone.  We’re back again with those all-important stats.  The transcribers have been firing through the manuscripts this week.  A big thanks as always to everyone who has transcribed something lately .

The Bentham Project has been busy this week too.  Have you seen Dr Tim Causer’s blog on Bentham’s square Panopticon?  And check out our Twitter page to see what went on at last night’s launch of The Bentham Community Late at the William Morris Gallery where ‘happiness’ was the theme of discussion!

Back to the stats.  17,072 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 52 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 16,066 (94%) have been checked and approved by TB staff.

The more detailed progress chart is as follows:

Box No. of manuscripts worked on No. of manuscripts in box Completion
Box 1 584 795 73%
Box 2 705 753 93%
Box 4 28 694 4%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 5 169 2%
Box 8 21 284 7%
Box 9 47 266 17%
Box 10 114 459 24%
Box 11 12 480 2%
Box 12 60 615 8%
Box 14 4 514 1%
Box 15 86 814 10%
Box 16 7 254 2%
Box 18 41 193 21%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 32 0 160 0%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 287 439 65%
Box 36 37 419 8%
Box 37 36 487 7%
Box 38 181 427 42%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 92 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 47 0 466 0%
Box 50 176 198 88%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 52 0 609 0%
Box 57 19 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 307 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 75 0 77 0%
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 2 604 1%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 148 296 50%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 212 442 47%
Box 106 235 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 15 671 2%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 794 865 91%
Box 117 486 853 56%
Box 118 258 880 29%
Box 119 539 990 54%
Box 120 436 686 63%
Box 121 150 526 28%
Box 122 309 728 42%
Box 123 45 443 10%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 94 381 24%
Box 149 87 581 14%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 196 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 824 858 96%
Add MS 35539 882 948 93%
Add MS 35540 947 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 986 1258 78%
Add MS 35547 32 701 4%
Add MS 35549 11 366 3%
Add MS 35550 80 637 12%
Overall 17,072 37,697 45%

Hear new research on Transcribe Bentham at the UCL Digital Humanities Seminar

By Louise Seaward, on 9 November 2016

Since 2010, Transcribe Bentham has collected a huge amount of data in the form of transcripts submitted by volunteers.  A research seminar taking place in December at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities will explore how this data can be analysed and searched to help people find out more about the content of Bentham’s writings. The details are as follows:

Visualizing the Transcribe Bentham corpus

Dec 06, 2016, 5:30pm
G31, Foster Court, UCL, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JG

How can we gain an overview of the 17,000 pages of Bentham’s manuscripts made available by Transcribe Bentham? Methods to provide an overview of the corpus may help domain-experts find corpus areas relevant for their research. In this work we have applied computational techniques to visualize the corpus, providing a general view of its content.

First, a lexical extraction was performed to choose terms to model the corpus. Then, term clusters were created based on similarity between the terms’ contexts, and visualized as corpus maps. The maps provide an overview of the corpus as a whole, as well as of corpus terms more prominent in different corpus periods. The issue of evaluating these corpus maps will also be discussed.

All welcome and there will be drinks and discussion after the talk. Please note that registration is required.

Speaker

Pablo Ruiz is a PhD Student in Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.