Pauline Virrion – Master Diploma – Graphic Design
« SÉM/antique » features Greek epigraphs’ stamps according to the World Wide Web Consortium standards. This platform intends to drive epigraphists, archeologists and students to explore an interactive data landscape where they will get what they really are looking for. Stamps are hybrid objects, in-between epigraphs and text corpus. Consequently, they first are objects to see and not objects to read. As traditional archives’ platforms offer a partial glimpse of their database, « SÉM/antique » aims at making the invisible visible by presenting all its data in a map. Emphasis is also given to the study of glyphs’ physiology thanks to the integrated optical character recognition engine (OCR). In a nutshell, this website includes 2D and 3D stamps, tools to study glyphs’ physiology such as rendering modes, lightings, a ruler and so forth. The respect of the W3C standards also gives the possibility to select all the metadata inherent to stamps and to analyze them.