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Danish-Norwegian (and German) Print 17th century

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Danish-Norwegian (and German) Print 17th century

Model trained on 77 Danish-Norwegian and 23 German small blackletter prints (broadside ballads – “skillingsviser”) compiled in “Peder Rafns visebog”, København 1583-1634.

In the training data the different printing practices of the period are reflected. The letters i, j, u and v are transcribed diplomatic; i.e. as they appear. Ligatures β, ꜩ and œ are transcribed s, tz and oe. n/m with a macron is trancribed nn/mm, and the rotunda ꝛ is transcribed r.

Model Overview

National Library of Norway
Model ID:
16th, 17th
Danish, German, Norwegian
Latin alphabet, Fraktur
CER on validation set:
2.00 %
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This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Latin alphabet, Fraktur documents into editable and searchable text.