Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing Unveils Annotran, an Open-Source Translation Tool Based On Hypothesis
From the OLH Blog:
The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to reveal the first of its software initiatives, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Birkbeck, University of London: Annotran.
Developed by Dr Marija Katic and Professor Martin Paul Eve in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, the tool is based on the Hypothesis annotation framework and allows users to write and view translations of any web pages. Although the tool is designed to be integrated with the Open Library of Humanities platform, it can actually be run on any web page, by any publisher.
In the coming days, the development team plan to host a publicly accessible beta version of the tool so that interested parties can
test the tool, report bugs, and participate in advancing the goals of open, online translation.
The code for Annotran is available openly [on Github.]
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