French Handwriting 19th century

Free Public AI Model for Handwritten Text Recognition with Transkribus

French Handwriting 19th century

This model has been created within the scope of “Bulliot, Bibracte et moi”, winner of a French Ministry of Culture’s call for Innovative Digital Services. That is a “citizen science” project dedicated to transcript, the notebooks of Jacques-Gabriel Bulliot (1817-1902), who initiated the first excavations at the Bibracte archaeological site between 1867 and 1895 ( About 147 000 words have been trained for this model and the CER is 8.20%. The CER is relatively high, however, because there are a lot of drawings and plans in which text and dimensions are oriented heterogeneously.

This model was trained in 2021 by Emmanuelle Perrin and Philippe Chassignet (project managers CNRS – Archéorient – UMR 5133, Lyon, France) with the participation of François Chagnot – Jean-Robert Grousset – Sylvie Grousset – Myriam Guillaumet – Isabelle Lagoutte – Marie-Hélène Lidec – Christine Pélardy Seignol – Bruno Ragon – Jean-Claude Seignol – Didier Vernet.

Model Overview

BBM Bulliot French C19th handwritten 2021
Project “Bulliot, Bibracte et moi"
Model ID:
Latin alphabet
CER on validation set:
8.20 %
Simply upload a picture and test this model

By uploading an image, you accept our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

BBM Bulliot French C19th handwritten 2021 is freely available to everyone

Get started with Transkribus and use it for your own Material
You can use this model to automatically transcribe Handwritten documents with Handwritten Text Recgnition in Transkribus. This model can be used in the Transkribus Expert Client as well as in Transkribus Lite.
This AI model was trained to automatically convert text from images of historical Latin alphabet documents into editable and searchable text.