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SHARIAsource Lab :: Hackathon: Arabic OCR Community Scribes, Program in Islamic Law, March 2, 2024 @ 12:00 – 4:00 pm

March 2 @ 12:00 - 16:00

On March 2 from 12-4pm US EST at the Program in Islamic Law’s office in Austin Hall and via Zoom, our SHARIAsource Lab will lead a Hackathon: Arabic OCR Community Scribes event [registration link to come]. Join us for a chance to help write the next chapter in the history of the Arabic script where we bring our efforts together to finally develop a dependable program that will allow texts using Arabic script to be machine readable. This work in checking and reviewing documents will allow scholars to access, search and explore historical and contemporary documents like never before. No knowledge of coding or programming is needed but knowledge of Arabic script is a must to train the machine learning program to recognize them. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Drop by for however long you can to meet, chat, and transcribe!