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Montreal Notary Adhemar – French 17th cent.

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Montreal Notary Adhemar – French 17th cent.

Model developed by the partnership project:
Donner le goût de l’archive à l’ère numérique“/ “Giving a taste of the archives in the digital age” (, from Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Rimouski and Université de Sherbrooke, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, Société de recherches Archiv-Histo and Atelier Permanent d’analyse documentaire- Volet transcription.

Contains the difficult handwriting of Antoine Adhemar dit Saint-Martin (1639-1714) whose exceptional longevity as a notary (1668-1714) made him one of the most important notaries in New-France.
Data were trained on 146 pages extracted from 31 of the 35 Registres du Bailliage de Montréal and Adhemar’s own notary clerk’s office (32091 pages/ 9440 deeds).

Model Overview

Adhemar dit Saint-Martin (Nouvelle-France 17e s.)/Adhemar dit Saint-Martin (New-France 17th c.)
Project "Donner le goût de l'archive à l'ère numérique"
Model ID:
Latin alphabet
CER on validation set:
8.10 %
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