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Job opportunity at the Bentham Project

By Tim Causer, on 17 December 2012

We are delighted to say that we are currently advertising for a Research Associate position at the Bentham Project, in association with UCL’s Centre for Digital Humanities. This post will involve building upon our previous and ongoing work for Transcribe Bentham.

It is 0.6FTE, funded for 21 months under an EC project grant, and the post-holder will collaborate with colleagues at partner institutions in Europe in an exciting new initiative called tranScriptorium. The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 4 January 2013, and interviews will take place on Friday 25 January. Any queries about the job should be directed to Laura Allum

This is from the advertisement:

The Bentham Project, in collaboration with partners from across Europe, has recently received a grant for a project entitled tranScriptorium, which aims to develop innovative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for the indexing, search and full transcription of digital images of manuscripts, using modern, holistic Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology.

The role holder will work with tranScriptorium partners (especially the University of London Computer Centre), to design and develop an HTR crowdsourcing platform, analyse the user needs and requirements of transcript correctors and visitors, carry out beta testing of the platform to ensure full functionality, and be responsible for the running of the crowdsourcing platform on a day-to-day basis.

For more details, and to apply, please consult the job advertisement.

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