Cobre is a robust image comparison environment, presenting versions of texts in filmstrip view along side each other and collating these images of different texts while allowing users to adjust the collation.
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Cobre

Cobre is a robust image comparison environment, presenting versions of texts in filmstrip view along side each other and collating these images of different texts while allowing users to adjust the collation.

Cobre was originally created for Primeros Libros (http://primeroslibros.org/), but has been modified for the Early Modern OCR Project (eMOP: http://emop.tamu.edu/) to add the following features:

  • Add the possibility for transcription of pages on the Annotations window;
  • Make editable specific items of the metadata format on the Book Overview page, adding Dublin Core font categories;
  • Make it easier for people to manually transcribe pages for particular (“local”) editions and then share those transcriptions with other editions.

Using the Cobre tool, experts can:

  • Determine which font(s) the document was originally printed in edit the metadata;
  • Look at multiple copies of editions of the text to replace particular page images that are readable with those that are not, making what we call a “Frankenbook”—a book that didn’t really exist but that resembles what did exist more closely than what we have got. This book is saved separately from all editions and carefully distinguished from real-live documents, its output only used for data-mining and not archival purposes, and saved in D- Space under the scholar’s name so that others can check this revision and OCR history, visible in “The Repository View”;
  • Type unreadable pages into a Transcription box that will appear in each page Annotation window;
  • Correct the metadata.