Irish Gaelic/seanchló print

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Irish Gaelic/seanchló print

Model for reading Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) type or seanchló (common pre-mid-20th century).
Can also read Irish in the standard Roman typeface used today.

This model was trained on over 70,000 words of material in various typefaces from the 17th century to the early 20th, leaning more heavily towards books published from the mid-19th century in Cló Newman. The model can, however, handle text printed in earlier fonts, such as Cló Petrie, which was used in O’Donovan’s edition of the Annals of the Four Masters, and the earlier Cló Moxon used in Bedell’s Irish version of the Old Testament (1685).

Dotted consonants are transcribed as the consonant followed by a ‘h’, following modern Irish convention, and the Tironian ⁊ is transcribed as ‘agus’. Around 30% of the training material also consisted of modern printed Irish texts.

Model Overview

Irish, Gaelic and Roman type (Seanchló agus Cló Rómhánach) v.3
Gerard Farrell
Model ID:
17th, 18th, 19th, 20th
Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge)
seanchló , Irish Roman Typeface
CER on validation set:
1.20 %
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Irish, Gaelic and Roman type (Seanchló agus Cló Rómhánach) v.3 is freely available to everyone

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You can use this model to automatically transcribe Print 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 seanchló , Irish Roman Typeface documents into editable and searchable text.