"FromThePage is a wiki-like application for crowdsourcing transcription of handwritten documents." More specifically, it's "an open-source tool for transcribing, indexing, and annotating handwritten material" "FromThePage is free software that allows volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents on-line. It's easy to index and annotate subjects within a text using a simple, wiki-like mark-up. Users can discuss difficult writing or obscure words within a page to refine their transcription. The resulting text is hosted on the web, making documents easy to read and search."
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Source code and licensing
GNU AGPL v3.0
Support for TEI
Exports to TEI P5 2.3.0.
Sample files generated from the exporter:
- https://gist.github.com/benwbrum/6933615 -- Zenas Matthews' Mexican War Diary was scanned and posted by Southwestern University's Smith Library Special Collections. It was transcribed, indexed, and annotated by Scott Patrick, a retired petroleum worker from Houston.
- https://gist.github.com/benwbrum/6933603 -- Julia Brumfield's 1919 Diary was scanned and posted by me, transcribed largely by volunteer Linda Tucker, and indexed and annotated by Ben Brumfield.