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Abstract

In this poster presentation, we would like to show an implementation of IIIF and an experiment of TEI encoding for a series of Buddhist images and text in the Taishō Tripitaka, which consists of 12 volumes originally published in 1933.1 The series includes images of Buddhist saints, mandalas, rituals, and so on. The implementation enables searching for the images by keyword in English as well as Japanese. The search results are cropped by the IIIF Image API. From this result window, users can make three kinds of selections:

  • to see large images by clicking each image,
  • to see zoomable images by clicking a page number,
  • to see zoomable images in parallel.

Figure 1

By clicking a checkbox of cropped images, the small thumbnail of the image is listed on a small cart. Users can add more thumbnails onto the cart in the same way (Fig. 1). After that, when a user clicks the "reveal all in parallel" button, the listed images are shown in parallel on Mirador windows (Fig. 2). Moreover, annotations are shown on each tagged region.


Figure 2

The annotations explain hair style, sitting style, type of chair, belongings, and so on. Then, the user can search from this annotation window by clicking an attribute (Fig. 3).

The user can also see an object in one window like this. The annotations are not yet completed, the number is around 5,200, about 20 percent of all images so far. They were inputted by around 30 researchers of art history to promote research of Buddhist images from the viewpoint of art history through a web collaborative tagging system. Moreover, we are trying to encode the images according to the TEI Guidelines as parts of books. We will present the attempt.


Figure 3