Tools and projects not currently selected
The Sushruta Project team have evaluated many software solutions for use in this project. The following is a list of the most technically interesting and relevant that we have given thought to but decided against for the present time.
- Transkribus, a platform for the transcription and searching of historical documents. Transkribus is a mature program that offers useful features for the diplomatic transcription of manuscripts. In some contexts it may help a project like ours to provide a standardized interface for a team of MS transcribers.
- T-Pen, provides similar functionality to Transkribus: a team of inputters could use a convenient interface to transcript MSS diplomatically.
- Textual Communities, by Peter Robinson (University of Saskatchewan). Textual Communities offers a rich environment and toolset for transcribing and collating manuscripts and producing digital editions of pre-modern texts. In many ways it is similar to Saktumiva. But Textual Communities is more focussed on European-language sources and does not provide the specific Sanskrit-language features of Saktumiva. However, Textual Communities has social-network aspects that are important and it could certainly be used for an Indic-language project.