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Danish 18th century Administrative Writing

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Danish 18th century Administrative Writing

This model was made in a collaboration between Associate Professor Nina Javette Koefoed from Aarhus University and City Archivist Søren Bitsch Christensen and Archivist Kristian Pindstrup of Aarhus City Archives.

It is based on the model 18th Century Danish Prison Records v.5.1.
The primary training material consists of 18th Century protocols from the penitentiary on Møn.
To increase the universality of the model, further training material has been added from the models
“Various Danish Hands c. 1780 v. 1.13” by Associate Professor Johan Heinsen from Aalborg University and
“17th Century Norwegian Court Records – Model Version 5” by former Senior Advisor Steve Jackson from the National Archival Services of Norway.
Over 600.000 words from the 18th century have been used to train the model.

Model Overview

18C Danish Administrative Writing (PyLaia)
Nina Javette Koefoed and Aarhus City Archives
Model ID:
Latin alphabet
CER on validation set:
6.00 %
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This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Latin alphabet documents into editable and searchable text.