TILT tackles the challenge of making manuscripts machine readable by “link[ing] the transcription to the page-image at the word-level.” Here’s how the tool works:
As the user moves the mouse over, or taps on, a word in the image or in the transcription the corresponding word can be highlighted in the other half of the display, even when the word is split over a line. And if needed the transcription can be scrolled up or down so that it automatically aligns with the word on the page. And now the ‘excise’ drops back to a low level.
TILT’s project leaders plan to have the tool in “demonstrable and usable form” by October 2014.