Features

Here are the major features of Juxta Editions.

HumEdit Editor

Built inside Juxta Editions is the HumEdit editor. HumEdit provides an easy to learn environment for transcribing, editing, and marking up text. Whether you are working with a printed page or a manuscript leaf, you will find that you spend more time to focused on your objects of study with HumEdit.

Texts can be brought into the system in three ways: if you already have a TEI XML file, you can import it. Tags that match Juxta Editions supported tags will be recognized by the editor. If you have printed page images, you can use OCR to automatically transcribe them. Juxta Editions utilizes ABBYY FineReader's OCR technology to provide OCR services for our users. If you have handwritten text or text that Juxta's OCR can't read, then you must transcribe it by hand in the editor.

The text can be marked up to further describe its physical features and to mark other information as well. The tags are based on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) schema called TEI Lite. By using the TEI Lite specification, your markup is sustainable and more interoperable with other editions. You can also import existing TEI XML documents into HumEdit.

You can mark up the document's structure, breaking it down into chapters or sections. You can also specify front and back matter in addition to the main body of the document. Juxta Editions gives you a form-based interface for entering metadata for your documents. The form fields are mapped to TEI Header elements.

The editing environment has three view modes: page image and text side by side, page image and text stacked vertically, and a text only mode for texts with no page images. A deep zoom image viewer allows you to closely examine the uploaded page image.

Export TEI XML

If a TEI XML transcription is your end goal, Juxta Editions can generate an XML representation of your text to suit your needs. You can export valid TEI XML and select which elements you wish to export. You can send one set of elements to one XML file, and another set to another file with a single click. Juxta Editions currently supports a subset of TEI with support for more elements coming soon.

Collaborative Editions

Basic and Premium accounts have the ability to invite collaborators to work with them on an edition. Only one account in the group must be a Basic or Premium account in order to use this feature. You can invite users with existing Juxta Editions accounts or invite them by e-mail address. When editing a document, users can coordinate their efforts through a simple check-in/check-out mechanism. Only one user may edit a document at a time.

Comparing Texts

With Juxta Editions, you can reveal new insights in the revision history of your text. You can select two or more documents to compare in a heat map view. You can also compare any pair of documents in a side-by-side view. You can publish these comparisons alongside your documents for reference by readers.

Web Publishing

Juxta Editions offers push button publishing, allowing you to preview the appearance of a text while you are working in the editing environment, but also to create your own website. You can even publish under your own domain name. If you wish, you can fully customize your website using the Jekyll templating language. You can inject your metadata and documents into a template.