Last update : 21/04/2020 by Chloë
What is Arkindex ?
Arkindex is a platform for the management and automatic processing of digital documents. The platform allows you to organize documents, annotate them, launch automatic processing tasks (classification,document layout analysis, handwritten or printed text recognition, information extraction), correct and validate the results.
Sign up (Administrators only)
Registration of a new user can only done by an administrator. Send us an email to get an account created.
Your login has to be a valid email address, and you must choose a secure password.
No validation email is sent after account creation.
Once your account is created, you can log in with your email address and chosen password.
Reset your password
If you forget your password, you can reset it using Forgotten password button in the login area.
An email containing a link to reset the password will be sent to you email adress.
Rights and corpus (Administrators only)
Different types of users have different rights:
|Rights||Super admin||Corpus admin||Writing rights on corpus||Read-only access|
- Site-wide administrators can create corpora, manage users and permissions …
- Users with admin or writing rights on some corpora can create manual annotations or run machine learning workflows on those corpora (corpus administrators can also delete elements.)
- Users with read-only access can only browse through corpora, not create or remove any content.
.jpg or .pdf imports
You can import an image or pdf file through the
Import tab, clicking
You can choose the corpus you want to import your file into using the
Select a corpus drop-down list.
Choose a file to import from your local workstation. The
Upload to button [Name of the corpus] sends the file to the Available files to import space, from which you can then select it (or multiple uploaded files of the same type) and choose a Folder and Element type before importing it.
During the import,
Elements are created from your files. You can follow your import’s progressin the Workflow status interface.
- Import contains the logs from the import task.
- Thumbnails contains the logs for the thumbnail generation task.
View Folder you can access the folder your image(s) have been imported in.
This import process creates IIIF images.
IIIF manifest import
You can upload IIIF manifests to Arkindex.
With a link A manifest can be imported from its URL.
Upload a JSON file Just like other file types, you can import a manifest file from your local work station into Arkindex.
What is an element ?
It is an object: a book, a page, a line of text… An element can contain other elements and be itself contained in an element.
See the detail article on elements.
Elements can be filtered by name, by simply typing the name of the element you are looking for in the filter bar. They can also be filtered by type:
You can filter a corpus’ elements by their type (such as page, volume, text line…)
In the same way as in a corpus, elements inside a folder element can be filtered by name and/or by type. This filtering can be:
Non-recursive : This will only return elements that are direct children of the element you’re browsing. For example if a Volume contains Pages which contain Illustrations, through non-recursive filtering you can only access Pages, not Illustrations.
Recursive : Recursive filtering returns all children, direct and indirect, of the element.
There are several ways to navigate through the elements.
We can easily browse files and pages thanks to arrow keys and numbers of pages results.
Des modifications risques d'être apportées concernant l'ergonomie
Or simply with keyboard shortcuts :
- Esc : Close any modal dialog
- Ctrl + left arrow key : Previous element in first parent
- Ctrl + right arrow key : Next element in first parent
We can browse element thanks to the three. This one is accessible on the element view in the menu [3 small bars]. Display element’s children on the same element.
Mirador and Universal Viewer
You can open an element in IIIf viewers through the
Actions menu, clicking
View in Mirador or
View in UV.
This opens a IIIF visualisation interface through which you can browse a volume. Using a mouse wheel or touchpad, you can easily navigate in a page: zoom in, zoom out, move around.
In the navigation bar on the left, the index allows you to jump to the desired folio.
You can also use UV to search in the document’s transcription as well as its annotations.
This one is symbolized by a pencil.
To draw the area to be annotated, use the
Polygon tool, as needed.
Select is used to move the area(s) drawn and
Once areas to be annotated have been drawn, they appear on the right side of the screen in the
Polygon results. They can then be given a name other than the one automatically assigned, as well as a type [ML: le type est required, les autres facultatifs] and class. Click
Create to save your annotation.
In the Polygon results you can see all the annotations and thus modify their attributes (Name, Type, Class) if needed.
Update to save the modifications.