Scripto is an alternative to the ProofreadPage extension used
by Wikisource. It is based on Mediawiki but also on OpenLayers,
the software used to zoom and pan in OpenStreetMap.
The only website I have seen that uses Scripto is the U.K.
War Department papers, and in many ways it is more clumsy
than ProofreadPage. But there might be a few ideas that could
be worth picking up. Take a look.
The software is described at http://scripto.org/
As for reference installations, they mention
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
> I am happy to announce that effective today, Stephen LaPorte is joining
> the Foundation as legal counsel in the Legal and Community Advocacy team!
> Stephen has been interning with us for a semester, and we're thrilled that
> he's staying onboard. We went through a very competitive interview process
> and he was by far the best candidate for the role. One of the criteria for
> this role was that the candidate be a Wikimedian, and Stephen fits that
> neatly. *As a volunteer, he enjoys de-orphaning articles and cleaning up
> dead-end pages on the English Wikipedia. He also proofreads on the English
> Wikisource. He started contributing to Wikipedia in 2008 after working on
> [[w:Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve]] for a class project.*
> You'll have the chance to meet him at the Berlin Hack-a-thon, or at
> Wikimania this summer. *A little bit of background on Stephen: he
> studied English and Latin at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and law at
> the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is interested
> in copyright, privacy, and trademark law. During law school, he worked on
> the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal.*
> Stephen will be helping out with contracts, content/community
> questions/issues, trademark approvals & licensing, trademark enforcement,
> and other general matters that come up for lawyers. Stephen will report to
> This was an extremely competitive process, and we're very lucky to have
> him join us.
Deputy General Counsel
I'll be the 2 days.
I will finish there an dublin core/rdf api for the data included in the index namespace.
I Will push a demo in wikilabs in the next days.
I'm going to present also a speech about Wsexport and this api projet.
Andrea Zanni <zanni.andrea84(a)gmail.com> a écrit :
I'm not sure I'll be there the whole time (there is Wiki loves Libraries
and meetings about the Chapter Association)
but it would be amazing to work together.
I'm going to present a speech
which is not disruptive but I hope it will clear some of the discussions we
I'm very happy there will be several speech about Wikisource,
it is a good omen :-)
2012/6/18 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni(a)mail.huji.ac.il>
> Forwarding from the wikitech-l list...
> If you are coming to Wikimania, don't miss the developer days before
> it (a.k.a Hackathon). I'll be there, and I really hope to work on
> stuff such as:
> * Fixing ProofreadPage bugs.
> * Making sure that the Visual Editor is good for Wikisource, too, and
> not just for Wikipedia.
> * Making good gadgets, templates and styles from English (Italian,
> French, Hebrew) Wikisource useful in other languages.
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> Subject: [Wikitext-l] Upcoming hackathon for experts AND newbies:
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> This is a reminder that you're invited to the pre-Wikimania hackathon,
> 10-11 July in Washington, DC, USA:
> In order to come, you have to register for the Wikimania conference:
> (Unfortunately, the period for requesting scholarships is now over.)
> At the hackathon, we'll have trainings and projects for novices, and we
> welcome creators of all Wikimedia technologies -- MediaWiki, gadgets,
> bots, mobile apps, you name it -- to hack on stuff together and teach
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Forwarding from the wikitech-l list...
If you are coming to Wikimania, don't miss the developer days before
it (a.k.a Hackathon). I'll be there, and I really hope to work on
stuff such as:
* Fixing ProofreadPage bugs.
* Making sure that the Visual Editor is good for Wikisource, too, and
not just for Wikipedia.
* Making good gadgets, templates and styles from English (Italian,
French, Hebrew) Wikisource useful in other languages.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sumana Harihareswara <sumanah(a)wikimedia.org>
Subject: [Wikitext-l] Upcoming hackathon for experts AND newbies:
Washington, DC, USA July 10-11
To: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
email@example.com, Wikimedia developers
firstname.lastname@example.org, (Public) People co-organizing
This is a reminder that you're invited to the pre-Wikimania hackathon,
10-11 July in Washington, DC, USA:
In order to come, you have to register for the Wikimania conference:
(Unfortunately, the period for requesting scholarships is now over.)
At the hackathon, we'll have trainings and projects for novices, and we
welcome creators of all Wikimedia technologies -- MediaWiki, gadgets,
bots, mobile apps, you name it -- to hack on stuff together and teach
Hope to see you!
Engineering Community Manager
Wikitext-l mailing list
Well, that would be awesome, Gerard.
OCR could be a critic feature of Wikisource (for example), the best
softwares are all commercial (eg. ABBYY Finereader)
and they cost a LOT. It would be very useful to understand what IMPACT does
and where it is going.
Moreover, Wikisource can be a testbed directly for OCR softwares,
(because we have human proofreaders :-), and I think this is waht Remì was
2012/6/7 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com>
> If nobody else is going, I could go and blog about it .. Please let me know
> On 7 June 2012 00:15, Rémi Mathis <mathis.remi(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear you,
>> Does anybody go to this conference on IMPACT program (aiming at improving
>> the OCR softwares, especially on early-printed books)?
>> IMPACT event: Project Outcomes*
>> *Tuesday 26 June 2012, KB National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague*
>> The programme of this event is now available through *
>> At this event, the IMPACT project outcomes will be presented by IMPACT
>> staff, along with results of several pilots that have been conducted with
>> some of the tools at IMPACT libraries in early 2012.
>> *IMPACT outcomes*
>> The IMPACT project (January 2008 - June 2012) is a European research
>> project focused on innovating OCR software and language technology to
>> improve the digitisation of historical printed text. IMPACT is led by the
>> KB National Library of the Netherlands. Our group of partners includes
>> several major European national libraries, universities, research centres
>> and two private sector companies (ABBYY and IBM Haifa). IMPACT recently
>> launched the IMPACT Centre of Competence (*www.digitisation.eu*), a
>> productive network of experts in digitisation that will build on the
>> research and development of partners from the IMPACT project and continue
>> to improve access to text.
>> At the end of the project in June 2012, IMPACT is presenting the
>> following results:
>> - The improved commercial OCR engine ABBYY FineReader 10 (the IMPACT
>> - IBM's Adaptive OCR engine with the CONCERT tool for OCR correction
>> - Computerlexica for 9 European languages and tools for lexicon
>> - A digitisation framework for demonstrating and evaluating tools and
>> - An invaluable dataset which can foster further research activities
>> - The Functional Extension Parser capable of decoding layout elements
>> of books
>> - A postcorrection tool with text and error profiler
>> - Novel Approaches to preprocessing and OCR for future development
>> - The IMPACT Centre of Competence for digitisation
>> *Registration and practical information*
>> Attendance of this event is free of charge, but we kindly ask you to
>> register in advance through *http://impactocr.eventbrite.com/*.
>> Kind regards,
>> Lieke Ploeger.
>> IMPACT Project Office | Sector Innovation & Development, Research
>> department | +31 (0)70 314 0958
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