Dominique Stutzmann, Paléographie statistique pour décrire, identifier, dater... Normaliser pour coopérer et aller plus loin?

Electronic texts employing the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and the Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (MUFI) provide added value for transcriptions of medieval manuscripts. This is such a significant improvement that it requires rethinking the established process of transcribing. Transcribing is describing: with the encoding of variants for letters or abbreviations, palaeography can explore new horizons. A research on the scriptorium of Fontenay (O. Cist.) proves that graphetic transcriptions and statistical analysis improves our understanding of medieval scripts and their evolutions. Nonetheless, the field is diverse, and an elaboration of good practices for describing, structuring and organizing palaeographical data and relevant ontologies is urgently needed.

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