Visual Hierarchy

These elements here represent human-curated examples of each of the features examined from our corpus of manuscripts in the 'Parker on the Web' repository. We determined the most significant components of a manuscript's mise-en-page--its physical layout. We provided training data for our teams of computing engineers, who created an algorithm that permitted a computer program to search for particular information retrieval features on a manuscript page. Our four main foci were Litterae Notabiliores, Enlarged Capitals, Rubrics, and Intertextual Space. Many hundreds of thousands of images were returned, with an excellent non-error rate, demonstrating unequivocally that machine learning works effectively for this kind of study. The implications of this are very significant indeed. Already, we are able to revise current scholarship about the nature of manuscript production in the twelfth century.

CCCC MS 313 f. 33v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Capital Letters

CCCC MS 290 p. 125. By kind permission of the Masterand Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Capitula

CCCC MS 367 f. 39r. By kind permission of the Master  and Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Catchwords

CCCC MS 277 f.135v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Enlarged Capitals

CCCC MS 318 p. 113. By kind permission of the Master  and Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Extended Final Letters

CCCC MS 161 f. 136v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Filled Intertextual Space

CCCC MS 2III f. 245v. By kind permission of the Master  and Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Illustrations

CCCC MS 402 f. 1r By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

In-filled Graphemes

CCCC MS 313 f. 30v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  

Intertextual Space

CCCC MS 302 p.213. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  

Languages

CCCC MS 94 f. 122r. By kind permission of the Master and Fellowsof Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Litterae Notabiliores

CCCC MS 200 f. 74. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Marginal Images

CCCC MS 313 f. 66v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  

Page Columns

CCCC MS 161 f.78r. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Rubrics

CCCC MS 313 f. 108v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  

Ruling

CCCC MS 161 f.19v. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.  

Running Headers

CCCC MS 094 f. 35 v. By kind permission of the Master  and Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Section Headings

CCCC MS 466 p. 139. By kind permission of the Master  and Fellows ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Signes de Renvoi

CCCC MS 94 f. 16r. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows  ​of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

White Space