18. April 2021
Presentation by Cristina Vertan and Christian Prager about ALMAH, “Annotator for the Linguistic Analysis of Maya Hieroglyphs”, a JAVA-based tool allowing the semi-automatic generation of the phonemic transliteration of Maya hieroglyphic texts and enabling multi-level annotation and linguistic analysis of Maya inscriptions. Alternative readings can be entered, two or more decipherment proposals can be worked on in parallel, and thus the hieroglyphic texts can be analysed and translated with alternative proposals. ALMAH is based on a graph-data model. It reads the data from TEI documents and saves the annotated texts into an instance of OrientDB. Written in Java, it has a friendly user-interface and will be available as open-source to the research community. In this talk we present the data model and the functionality as well as the underlying TEI scheme allowing to encode Maya hieroglyphic texts formally and semantically.