Project: XML Conversion – TEI XML Conforming to TEI P5 Standard
Industry: University Institute
The client, Institute of Historical Research at the University of London (http://www.british-history.ac.uk), began a project seeking to digitize the valuable primary and secondary sources pertaining to the modern and medieval history of the British Isles. After undertaking the task, however, the client realized that it is not always possible to digitize old documents using the OCR technique alone. Because of the diversity of typefaces and fonts, the OCR machines frequently failed to read and digitize the documents accurately. The client, thus, decided to adopt a more rigorous approach to the conversion of these documents.
The said documents, throwing valuable light upon the modern and medieval periods of the history of the British Isles, had to be digitized and converted into the XML format. SunTec's association with the project began in 2008 when it had entered its third phase. The target set for the third phase was the digitization of 300 Calendars of State Papers over the next twelve months. The agency in charge of the execution of the project, British History Online, decided to send SunTec seven titles from the series every month over the next one year. Each title, at around 680 pages, was quite voluminous.
We put together a team of professionals extremely proficient in document digitization solutions. To ensure that the project is turned around in conformity with the guidelines of British History Online, the work was overseen by a dedicated Project Manager. Especially for this project, SunTec pioneered an XML workflow besides also implementing the DTD specified by the client. As a result we were able to,
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