Dutch Gothic Print 16th-18th century

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Dutch Gothic Print 16th-18th century

This model is based on printed texts in the Gothic font that was used in the Low Countries, during the 16th, 17th and 18th century. The type of sources used for this model, are books of ordinances, which contained the norms (‘laws’) at the time. This model has been the result of one of the KB National Library of the Netherlands Researcher-in-Residence position 2019. The project was called ‘Entangled Histories’. For more information regarding the background of the model and how to cite it, please visit: www.https://lab.kb.nl/dataset/entangled-histories-ordinances-low-countries

The model has been trained on 51100 words and the CER on the validation set is 2%.

Source: https://lab.kb.nl/about-us/blog/entangled-histories-ocr-htr-atr-automatic-text-recognition

Model Overview

Entangled Histories project
Model ID:
16th, 17th, 18th
Gothic Script
CER on validation set:
2 %
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This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Gothic Script documents into editable and searchable text.