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Humanist Archives: Nov. 19, 2021, 6:45 a.m. Humanist 35.363 - crowdsourced proofing?

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 363.
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        Date: 2021-11-18 09:02:50+00:00
        From: maurizio lana <>
        Subject: crowdsourced proofing for a Latin dictionary

I am involved in a project of digitization of a recent Latin
dictionary (Italo Lana, Vocabolario di latino, Paravia, 1978).
the digitized dictionary will be made available with license CC
digitized that is encoded in XML (see for example the "dictionaries"
guidelines of TEI), as a base for further evolution (LOD, for

the Latin-Italian section of the dictionary will be OCRed and there
will be the need for proofing the resulting text.
so i ask for your help about
1) previous existing similar experiences of crowdsourced proofing of
digitized texts
2) how to create the environment for the crowdsourced proofing and
how to select the collaborators (they must know Latin!)
3) any formal/legal issues that could arise

those who have no idea about the above points but are interested in
the project itself are welcome and can write to me directly.

with my thanks in advance

Maurizio Lana
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
UniversitĂ  del Piemonte Orientale
piazza Roma 36 - 13100 Vercelli
tel. +39 347 7370925

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