within text and visuals of Ottoman Turkish printed materials
Find words or phrases of interest and their combinations within millions of pages
Go deeper by searching inside a relevant item, narrow down your extensive corpus-wide search results using advanced search
Comfortably read through the pages of a given volume/issue and quickly jump to other full-text matches
Discover through metadata
Focus to details of pages using dynamic zoom or skim through all the pages in the bird’s eye view mode
Muteferriqa, by Miletos, is a discovery portal for Ottoman Turkish printed documents. It opens new roadways in Ottoman and Turkish studies, and also Middle East studies.
Through its sleek Web interface, Muteferriqa lets you perform full-text search within seconds across millions of pages of its corpus, which consists of virtually all the books and a large majority of periodicals ever printed in Ottoman Turkish. Refining queries through rich and extensive metadata gives relevant cross-sections of the material.
Muteferriqa also features advanced search modalities, namely, wildcard, fuzzy and proximity search, that will take you to your specific target and beyond.
Visual search retrieves unique visuals contained in the corpus by matching your textual queries with captions or descriptions of the visual content.
Muteferriqa, by extracting semantic relations and similarities within its corpus, takes you beyond your own queries with its recommendations, sometimes to surprisingly serendipitous discoveries.
İbrahim Müteferrika, pioneer of the information revolution in the Ottoman Empire, represents multiculturalism and multilingualism. Likewise, Muteferriqa will soon become the universal source for original materials of the Ottoman hinterland regardless of language or form.