Progress Update, 20 to 26 February 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 26 February 2016

Another week, another update from Transcribe Bentham.  Thanks to our volunteers, we’ve had another fantastic week of progress.  We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to Transcribe Bentham over the past 7 days.

15,432 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 91 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 14,412 (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 1 383 795 48%
Box 2 478 753 63%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 6 284 2%
Box 9 45 266 16%
Box 10 0 459 0%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 80 814 9%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 36 419 8%
Box 37 33 487 6%
Box 38 167 427 39%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 91 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 172 198 86%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 18 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 0 604 0%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 141 296 47%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 196 442 44%
Box 106 233 581 40%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 8 671 1%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 782 865 90%
Box 117 370 853 43%
Box 118 256 880 29%
Box 119 537 990 54%
Box 120 29 686 4%
Box 121 144 526 27%
Box 122 306 728 42%
Box 123 43 443 9%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 83 381 21%
Box 149 42 581 7%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 819 858 95%
Add MS 35539 881 948 92%
Add MS 35540 948 1012 93%
Add MS 35541 803 1258 63%
Add MS 35547 29 701 4%
Add MS 35549 2 366 1%
Add MS 35550  2 637 1%
Overall 15,432 35,002 44%

Progress Update, 13 to 19 February 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 19 February 2016

Here’s the latest from Transcribe Bentham for the past week.  Thanks to our hardworking volunteers, we have great progress to report.  We owe huge thanks to all our volunteer transcribers!

15,341 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 74 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 14,270 (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 1 382 795 48%
Box 2 478 753 63%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 6 284 2%
Box 9 45 266 16%
Box 10 0 459 0%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 80 814 9%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 36 419 8%
Box 37 33 487 6%
Box 38 167 427 39%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 91 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 172 198 86%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 18 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 0 604 0%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 141 296 47%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 196 442 44%
Box 106 231 581 39%
Box 107 503 538 93%
Box 110 8 671 1%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 782 865 90%
Box 117 369 853 43%
Box 118 256 880 29%
Box 119 537 990 54%
Box 120 29 686 4%
Box 121 136 526 25%
Box 122 305 728 41%
Box 123 43 443 9%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 82 381 21%
Box 149 19 581 3%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 819 858 95%
Add MS 35539 870 948 91%
Add MS 35540 946 1012 93
Add MS 35541 762 1258 60%
Add MS 35547 29 701 4%
Add MS 35549 2 366 1%
Add MS 35550  2 637 1%
Overall 15,341 35,002 43%

Progress Update, 6 to 12 February 2016

By Louise Seaward, on 12 February 2016

It’s Friday which means it’s time to see how our transcribers have been getting on this week.  Transcription continues at a great pace and we would like to thank all the volunteers who have contributed to Transcribe Bentham this week.

15,267 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 91 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 14,232 (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 1 382 795 48%
Box 2 478 753 63%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 6 284 2%
Box 9 45 266 16%
Box 10 0 459 0%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 80 814 9%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 36 419 8%
Box 37 33 487 6%
Box 38 162 427 37%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 91 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 172 198 86%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 18 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 0 604 0%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 141 296 47%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 194 442 43%
Box 106 230 581 39%
Box 107 502 538 93%
Box 110 7 671 1%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 774 865 89%
Box 117 369 853 43%
Box 118 256 880 29%
Box 119 537 990 54%
Box 120 29 686 4%
Box 121 136 526 25%
Box 122 305 728 41%
Box 123 43 443 9%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 79 381 20%
Box 149 10 581 1%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 811 858 94%
Add MS 35539 870 948 91%
Add MS 35540 931 1012 92%
Add MS 35541 741 1258 58%
Add MS 35547 29 701 4%
Add MS 35549 2 366 1%
Add MS 35550  2 637 1%
Overall 15,267 35,002 43%

Progress Update, 30 Jan to 5 Feb

By Louise Seaward, on 5 February 2016

It’s time for another progress update from Transcribe Bentham.  Our volunteers have been transcribing diligently since they hit 15,000 transcripts last week.  We are very grateful for the hard work that our transcribers have put into TB this week.

15,176 manuscript pages have now been transcribed or partially-transcribed, which is an increase of 114 on last week’s total.  Of these transcripts, 14,163 (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 1 382 795 48%
Box 2 478 753 63%
Box 4 10 694 1%
Box 5 200 290 68%
Box 7 4 169 2%
Box 8 6 284 2%
Box 9 45 266 16%
Box 10 0 459 0%
Box 11 9 480 1%
Box 15 80 814 9%
Box 18 4 193 2%
Box 27 350 350 COMPLETE
Box 29 22 122 18%
Box 30 4 193 2%
Box 31 19 302 6%
Box 34 40 399 10%
Box 35 286 439 65%
Box 36 36 419 8%
Box 37 33 487 6%
Box 38 161 427 37%
Box 39 12 284 4%
Box 41 87 572 15%
Box 42 91 910 10%
Box 44 53 202 26%
Box 50 172 198 86%
Box 51 386 940 41%
Box 57 18 420 4%
Box 62 78 565 13%
Box 63 155 345 44%
Box 70 306 350 87%
Box 71 663 663 COMPLETE
Box 72 614 664 92%
Box 73 151 151 COMPLETE
Box 79 199 199 COMPLETE
Box 87 0 604 0%
Box 95 126 147 85%
Box 96 534 539 99%
Box 97 141 296 47%
Box 98 224 499 44%
Box 100 194 442 43%
Box 106 228 581 39%
Box 107 502 538 93%
Box 110 7 671 1%
Box 115 277 307 90%
Box 116 755 865 87%
Box 117 369 853 43%
Box 118 256 880 29%
Box 119 537 990 54%
Box 120 29 686 4%
Box 121 136 526 25%
Box 122 305 728 41%
Box 123 43 443 9%
Box 124 16 383 4%
Box 139 40 40 COMPLETE
Box 141 76 381 19%
Box 149 10 581 1%
Box 150 972 972 COMPLETE
Box 169 195 728 26%
Add MS 35537 730 744 98%
Add MS 35538 788 858 91%
Add MS 35539 870 948 91%
Add MS 35540 931 1012 92%
Add MS 35541 698 1258 55%
Add MS 35547 29 701 4%
Add MS 35549 2 366 1%
Add MS 35550  2 637 1%
Overall 15,176 35,002 43%

READing Bentham’s handwriting – new project for Transcribe Bentham

By Louise Seaward, on 3 February 2016

Following last week’s fantastic achievement of over 15,000 transcribed pages, I wanted to tell you some about some more good news for Transcribe Bentham.

We are now part of a new project entitled Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 674943.

The READ project will develop new technology in order to enable computers to read and search historical manuscripts. This research on handwritten text recognition technology has the potential to open up access to all sorts of written material contained in archives across the world. It could also help our volunteer transcribers to untangle some of the complexities of Bentham’s handwriting.

Some of you will know that we have already begun to make use of handwritten text recognition in our TSX platform. Transcribers can ask the computer to assist them with their transcription – for example by asking it to give suggestions for a particular word or line which is hard to decipher. The READ project will develop this technology further and work on new innovations such as a transcription tool, a palaeography tutorial and a mobile application for digitising and organising historical documents.

You can find more information about the READ project on the Faculty of Laws webpage. As the project progress, we will keep you updated on our efforts to train computers to read Bentham!