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University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, MD 20742-5141)
Doug Reside (Project Director: August 2008 to February 2011)
David C. Lester (Project Director: February 2011 to present)

The Text Image Linking Environment (TILE)

A research and development project to create a Web-based image markup tool, the Text-Image Linking Environment, which scholars, curators, and editors can use to generate semi-automated links between images and text in digital archives.

To create the next generation of the technical infrastructure supporting image-based editions and electronic archives of humanities content, we propose through the NEH Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Resources program (research and development focus) a new web-based image markup tool, the Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE). At the end of two years, we will have produced software interoperable with other popular tools (including both the popular Image Markup Tool and the Edition Production and Presentation Technology suite) and capable of producing TEI-compliant XML for linking image to text. We will also put the image linking features of the newest version of the Text Encoding Standard (TEI P5) through it's first rigorous, "real world" test, and, at the close of the project, expect to provide the TEI with a list of suggestions for improving the standard to make it more robust and effective. TILE will be developed and thoroughly tested with the assistance of ou

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$399,789 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2009 – 7/31/2011