Notes On My Personality In The Digital Data ‘Revolution’

A while ago I had intended to write a post about my identity and all that I felt I had learned about who I am over these last few years but amongst other things it got sidelined. Then this week I was watching the second episode of the BBC documentary series Secrets of Silicon Valley … Continue reading Notes On My Personality In The Digital Data ‘Revolution’

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PolyAnno: Translation

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here The translations are handled in essence nearly identically to the transcriptions in the project as I left it at the end of 2016, with the only real differences being in variable names. However this was not the result of merely … Continue reading PolyAnno: Translation

PolyAnno: Further Product Development 1

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Having clarified the general shape of the project and egun experimenting with each component, building the one package became interesting. Eventually it split into several separate pieces for individual release but all combined together in the one final website for … Continue reading PolyAnno: Further Product Development 1

PolyAnno: Users

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here I never really got far enough into completing the more necessary parts of the project to implement anything useful or even working with the users, but I planned to allow the users data to record favourited data (an image or … Continue reading PolyAnno: Users

PolyAnno: Verification

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Qualifications vs Wisdom of the Crowd? The methodology by which we verify which transcriptions and translations are "most correct" was/is a huge design problem. Leaving aside the more in depth discussions about defining correct, crowd sourcing projects appeared to take … Continue reading PolyAnno: Verification

PolyAnno: All The Unicode

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here As discussed earlier in the Transcription page, one of the design problems faced by the project is how to allow users to input into the textboxes in any of the possible languages or characters that may be necessary to transcribe … Continue reading PolyAnno: All The Unicode

PolyAnno: Homepages, Queues, and Others

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Having at least partially separated out the core functionality of the complete generic annotation package into different back and front end libraries, I then finally needed to complete all the remaining features of a website specifically for the University of … Continue reading PolyAnno: Homepages, Queues, and Others

PolyAnno: Further Product Development 2

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Separating PolyAnno from "The Polyglot Project" I then intended to release the PolyAnno package separately from the project specifically for the University of Edinburgh. I felt that it was important to create reusable code specifically for the providing the combination … Continue reading PolyAnno: Further Product Development 2

PolyAnno: Initial Ideas and Research 1

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project - more here Dividing Up the Problem My first tactic was to split the problem into several sections: Digitisation Transcription Translation Verification Gamification I then tried to investigate existing examples of products and projects within these fields to analyse and I quickly realised … Continue reading PolyAnno: Initial Ideas and Research 1

PolyAnno: DragonDrop UI Design

This is part of my series of posts about the PolyAnno project – more here Basics To make development easier, I separated the development of the front-end Javascript and CSS package to allow me to generate, adjust the size of, drag and drop, adjust responsively to screen size, minimise, and then delete, boxes across the … Continue reading PolyAnno: DragonDrop UI Design